Tuesday, November 16, 2010
For any of you who have been following along on my cooking adventures for long know that I'm usually a nut when it comes to taking pictures. I usually take pictures of the ingredients and most of the steps along the way. That's why I'm in such shock right now. I've made these delicious sour cream apple bars, from Homebased Mom, no fewer than 6 times in the last 6 weeks and I only have a few shots of the finished product. No ingredient shots. No shots along the way. I guess I was just so distracted by how good they were, that I couldn't seem to remember to grab my camera. So, hopefully this one picture and the sheer number of times I've made these will convince you to try out this easy and delicious autumn apple treat.
1 cup butter, softened
1 cup brown sugar
2 cups quick cooking oats (I used regular oats)
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped pecans
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. allspice
1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
2 tart medium apples, peeled and shredded (I used Granny Smith)
Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
FOR CRUST: In a large bowl, combine softened butter with brown sugar and beat until creamy. Add oats, flour, pecans, baking soda, cinnamon, and allspice and beat until well mixed.
Press 2/3 of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
FOR FILLING: Combine all the filling ingredients and mix well. Gently pour the filling over the hot, partially baked crust. Crumble the remaining crust mixture over the top of the filling and press down lightly. Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until top is golden brown and the center is set. Allow to cool in the refrigerator before cutting into bars. Store in the refrigerator. Enjoy!