GUEST BLOGGER: Apple Cobbler Bars

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Apple Cobbler Bars

 

Since fall has finally arrived, I couldn’t wait to get to work developing some new treats with one of Virginia’s most famous seasonal crops: apples! There are orchards all around us (and even a small one on our property), so this crisp fruit is definitely on my brain. It wouldn’t be autumn without at least a few apple-picking excursions.

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And once we have some overflowing boxes of apples, you can bet that I will be making a few more batches of these amazing Apple Cobbler Bars. With a cinnamon-pecan shortbread crust, a fresh apple pie filling, and a sweet maple glaze, they are the perfect way to enjoy fall’s bounty!

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I whipped up a rustic batter complete with some rolled oats, pecans, and plenty of comforting spices. Tucked inside the layers of sweet crust is my mom’s famous apple pie filling (and it couldn’t be easier to make!). Just a few simple ingredients create one of the tastiest desserts I’ve had in a long time! Who says you need to mess around with a pastry crust, or scoop up a traditional cobbler with a spoon? These bars are the perfect combination of our favorite fall desserts, made even better with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top!

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Apple Cobbler Bars
 
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Ingredients
Crust and Topping
  • ½ cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 tablespoons old-fashioned oats
  • ¼ cup very finely chopped pecans
Filling
  • 3 cups thinly sliced, peeled Granny Smith apples (I used 2 large apples)
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
Maple glaze
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract (or vanilla extract if you don’t have maple)
Instructions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. 2. Grease the bottom of an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan.
  3. 3. Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
  4. 4. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, oats, and pecans.
  5. 5. Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  6. 6. In a large bowl, toss together all filling ingredients.
  7. 7. Spread about 1 ½ cups of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with filling. Drop remaining batter on top of apples.
  8. 8. Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
Notes
Author: The Seasoned Mom for Mommy on Demand

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Comments

  1. Yum! I just went apple picking today with my girls, will have to try this, thanks for sharing!
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