January 21, 2011

Razzle-Apple Streusel Bars

Crust and Streusel:
2 c Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
2 ½ c flour
1 ¼ c sugar
2 t baking powder
1 c (2 sticks) margarine or butter, melted

Combine oats, flour, sugar, and baking powder. Mix well. Add margarine, mixing until moistened. Reserve 2 c and set aside. Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of 9x13” baking pan. Bake at 375 for 15 minutes.

3 c peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 3 medium)
2 T flour
12oz jar (1 c) raspberry or apricot preserves

Combine apples and flour. Stir in preserves. Spread onto crust to within ½” of the edge. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture, pressing lightly. Bake 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars. Yields 2 dozen bars.

Donna Barry

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