Apple Crisp Bars

Ingredients

  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 1/2 tablespoons flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Scant 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 6 cups peeled and thinly sliced Granny Smith apples (about 3 large apples)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 baking dish with parchment so the paper hangs over all four sides. Set aside.
  2. Stir together oats, 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour, brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon cloves, salt and baking soda in a medium bowl. Pour melted butter into oat mixture and stir to combine. Place 1/2 cup oat mixture aside and press remaining into bottom of baking dish.
  3. Combine apples, granulated sugar, lemon juice, remaining 1/2 tablespoon flour, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon cloves. Stir to evenly coat. Dump apples on top of crust in baking dish and gently even them out. Crumble remaining 1/2 cup oat mixture on top of apples. Cover foil and bake for 30 minutes. Remove foil and bake for another 25-30 minutes or until crumb is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  4. Slice bars once completely cool and cover loosely until ready to serve.

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