Monday, December 27, 2010
Twenty-seven straight days of goody recipes and I can officially say that I am almost goodied out. I'm definitely looking forward to sharing some yummy dinner and side recipes again with you all soon! In the meantime, I've still got a few more goodies to go to finish out my "Baking through the Holidays with Recipe Shoebox" commitment (or according to my husband "Lara likes self-inflicted stress" commitment) These easy apple-raspberry bars were quite tasty with the combination of tart and sweet flavors and would be a perfect to share on a plate of goodies or for a tasty, unique dessert.
2 cups uncooked oats (quick or old-fashioned)
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup butter, melted
3 cups peeled, chopped tart apples (Granny Smith worked well)
2 Tbs. all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups raspberry preserves
Heat oven to 375°. For crust and streusel topping, combine oats, flour, sugar, and baking powder; mix well. Add butter, mixing until moistened. Reserve 2 cups; set aside. Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of 9x13-inch baking dish. Bake 15 minutes or until light golden brown.
For filling, combine apples and flour. Stir in preserves.
Spread onto crust to within 1/2-inch of edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture, pressing lightly.
Bake 30-35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely; cut into bars.
Store tightly covered.