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Red Apple Butter Bars

Fall means apple-picking time, and we love using the fresh fruit to bake up these bars. The streusel on top makes them even better. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, melted
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups apple butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in butter. Reserve 1-1/3 cups crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Sprinkle apples over crust; spread with apple butter. Stir walnuts into reserved topping; sprinkle over apple butter. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested with commercially prepared apple butter.

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