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
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
- Iron 6.0
- Folate 5.0
- Calcium 5.0
- Vitamin A 8.0
- Vitamin C 2.0