Tastes like Apple Crumble – in bar form! Shortbread-like base, jammy apple filling and crumbly top. Take it over the top with a drizzle of salted caramel sauce and ice cream! Great quick apple recipe ideal for a handheld snack, or transform into a dessert for dinner party.
BASE & CRUMBLE TOPPING:
- 1 stick unsalted butter, melted
- 2 cups flour, all purpose
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- Pinch of salt
- 1 egg
FOR CRUMBLE TOPPING:
- 1/3 cup rolled oats (traditional oats, not quick, instant or steel cut)
- 3 – 4 large granny smith apples, cut into 1/3″ dice (4 cups)
- 1/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- Salted caramel sauce
- Ice cream
Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 8″ square pan and line with baking/parchment paper with overhang (so it can be lifted out once cooked).
Mix together butter, flour, sugar, baking powder and salt until you can no longer see white bits of flour.
Add egg and mix.
Lightly press 2/3 of the mixture into the bottom of the pan.
Bake for 15 minutes until slightly golden, then remove and cool for 5 minutes.
Apple Filling: While the base is cooking, mix together Apple Filling ingredients in a bowl.
Add oats into reserved crumble mixture. Mix with wooden spoon / fingers until oats are mostly incorporated into the dough.
Spread Apple Filling on base, then use hands to crumble topping all over.
Bake for 30 – 35 minutes or until the top is deep golden.
Remove and allow to cool in the tin before lifting out of the tin using the baking paper.
Cut and serve! Eat with hands, or serve on plates. Take it over the top with ice cream and salted caramel sauce!