Apple-Butter Crumb Bars {My Recipe}

September 29, 2012 § 1 Comment

One week ago, my mother came home bearing 3 bushels of apples. That’s one-hundred and twenty pounds, my friends. Needless to say, we’ve been racking our brains to come up with ways to use them all! Lots of canning and baking have been going on around the house this week.

I came up with this recipe because I could not find anything that was similar enough to what I had in mind. I’m rather pleased with how it turned out!

Apple-butter Crumb Bars

Ingredients for Filling:

6-8 cups peeled, cored, and sliced apples (I used Jonathan)

1 pint (2 cups) apple butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup stevia in the raw

1/2-1 teaspoon vanilla

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons flour

Ingredients for Crumbs/Crust:

1/2 cup white sugar

1/2 cup stevia in the raw

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter

1 egg (I used 1 TBSP ground flaxseed and 3 TBSP water)

  Directions:

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees F (190*C).

In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the apple filling; set aside.

In separate bowl, stir together sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Use a fork, pastry cutter, or simply your [clean] hands to blend in the butter and egg. *If using flax, mix dry flax-seed in with flour mixture; add water with butter.* Dough will be crumbly.

Pat a little less than half the dough into a greased 9×13″ pan. Spoon apple filling into pan; top with the rest of the crumble dough.

Bake until just browning, about 50 minutes. Let cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!

I think these would be really cute if you made them individually in little ramekins or muffin tins. If you make these, I would love to hear how they turned out, and what variations you made! 🙂

~Hannah B

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