Friday, September 19, 2008
Apple Bars Yumm!
Well we can all thank Katie for this wonderful yumminess! I saw these on her blog and KNEW I needed to make them! They combine my favorite desert items, apples and SUGAR! Plus Chris will be back in town today and I knew he would love them so I quickly (seriously it was quick!) threw them together last night!
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp allspice
small pinch ground cloves
1/2 c. butter, melted
1 c. packed brown sugar
1 c. white sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract (I must admit I thought this was a typo and didn't use this much but it still turned out great but could have been better I'm sure!)
2 apples, cored and diced (a little less than 2 c.)
cinnamon sugar for sprinkling
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line 9x13 pan with foil and baking spray.
-In medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.
-Whisk to combine well and set aside.
-In bowl of stand mixer, combine sugars and butter and beat on medium high until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
-Add eggs, one at a time, beating well to combine.
-Add vanilla extract and beat to combine.
-Turn mixer on slow and fold in flour mixture a little at a time until just combined.
-Fold in apples.
-Spread mixture evenly into prepared pan and sprinkle top generously (I may have taken this work TOO literally! lol) with cinnamon sugar.
-Place in oven and bake until cooked through, when top slightly bounces back to the touch, about 30 minutes.
-Remove from oven and let cool completely before removing from pan, cutting and serving. (bars will be very soft)