It's a bit cooler today, and I'm hoping that means fall will be here soon. I'm ready for cooler weather! I was staring at some apples that were getting a little too ripe, so I pulled out this fall dessert. YUM! YUM! YUM!
I first tried these Caramel Apple Bars when I was pregnant. At the time, I had recently been diagnosed with gestational diabetes, so I had to be careful how much of this oh-so-delicious dessert I actually consumed. Today, though, I can eat as much as I'd like.
What's your favorite fall dessert?
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Recipe: Caramel Apple Bars
Adapted from Betty Crocker
- 1-1/4 cups butter, softened (2-1/2 sticks)
- 1 cup packed brown sugar
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups quick-cooking oats
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 8 oz caramel apple dip (I use Marzetti. You can usually find it next to the apples in the grocery store.)
- 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
- 1 package squeeze applesauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease bottom and sides of 9×13-inch pan.
- In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar.
- Add flour, oats, soda, and salt until well combined and crumbly.
- Press 3/4 of the mixture into prepared pan to form crust.
- Bake for 10 minutes.
- Remove from oven and spread caramel apple dip evenly over warm crust.
- Top with apples and applesauce.
- Sprinkle remaining crumb mixture over apples.
- Bake an additional 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely before slicing into bars.
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