Josephine's Apple & Cheese Bars
March 10, 2012
Categories: Comfort Food, Desserts, Cookies, Snacks, Dairy, Cheese, Cheddar, Oats, Fruit, Apple, North American, Budget-Friendly, Easy/Beginner Cooking, Kids Can Do It, Brunch, Christmas, Easter, Entertaining, Fall/Autumn, Father's Day, Game/Sports Day, Ladies Luncheon, Mother's Day, Picnic, Potluck, Summer, Winter, Oven Bake, No Eggs, Vegetarian, Make it from scratch, Bars, Kosher Dairy more
"I used to run a cooking and recipes meetup group and we had an Iron Chef Competition. This recipe won 1st Place, so I wanted to share it with all of you, because they are REALLY YUMMY! Thanks Josephine!"
- APPLE MIXTURE
- CHEDDAR CRUST AND CRUMBLE
- Serving Size: 1 (158 g)
- Calories 421.9
- Total Fat - 17.6 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.7 g
- Cholesterol - 34.1 mg
- Sodium - 158.2 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 58.9 g
- Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
- Sugars - 28.8 g
- Protein - 9.6 g
- Calcium - 138.8 mg
- Iron - 1.5 mg
- Vitamin C - 4.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.2 mg
Preheat oven to 350.
Line a 9 inch square metal cake pan with aluminum foil, leaving 1 inch overhang for handles. Set aside.
In a bowl whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt.
Stir in melted butter and oil, until mixture clumps and is crumbly. Add another tablespoon of oil or water, if necessary, to ensure no dry spots.
Add cheese, tossing to mix. Save 1 1/2 cups of mixture for later, and press the rest evenly into prepared pan.
Bake in the center of a 350 degree oven, until edges are golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool.
Peel, core, and slice apples 1/2 inch thick.
In a saucepan, bring apples, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to boil, adding up to 1/4 cup water, if apples stick to pan. If apples becomes too runny, sprinkle 1 teaspoon cornstarch over apples, then mix in, and let thicken. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.
Spread apple mixture over base. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture.
Bake until golden, about 30 minutes.
Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into 3 inch squares.
Tips & Variations
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