Cheddar Apple Bars

Author: Canadian Living

Carried in their baking pan or packed in a cookie tin, these fruity oat bars make a welcome dessert. Golden Delicious or Crispin apples are perfect for this spin on Grandma's favourite pie.

  • Portion size 20 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: July 2006

Ingredients

Method

Line 9-inch square (2.5 L) metal cake pan with parchment paper, leaving 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang for handles. Set aside.

Cheddar Crust And Crumble: In bowl, whisk together oats, flour, sugar and salt. With fork, stir in butter until mixture clumps and is crumbly. Add cheese, tossing to mix. Press all but 1 cup (250 mL) evenly into prepared pan. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until edges are golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

Meanwhile, peel, core and slice apples 1/2 inch (1 cm) thick. In skillet, bring apples, sugar, lemon juice and cinnamon to boil, adding up to 1/4 cup (50 mL) water if apples stick to pan. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.

Spread apple mixture over base; sprinkle with remaining oat mixture. Bake in centre of 350°F (180°C) oven until golden, about 30 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack; cut into squares. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days. Or layer between waxed paper in airtight container and freeze for up to 2 weeks.)

Nutritional facts <b>Per square:</b> about

  • Sodium 138 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 189.0
  • Total fat 9 g
  • Cholesterol 28 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 24 g

%RDI

  • Iron 6.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 5.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 5.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 8.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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