Fall is in the air and it’s time to celebrate the apple harvest! This recipe produced a comforting, warm right-out-of-the-oven, scrumptious dessert – perfect on a gloomy fall-like day.
Sour Cream Apple Bars
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 cups old-fashioned oats
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon allspice
- 1 cup sour cream
- ¾ cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- 3 apples (2 cups), unpeeled, chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°. Combine the softened butter and brown sugar in a mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add the remaining crust ingredients until well combined.
Press half of the crust into an ungreased 9×13 pan and bake for 8-10 minutes until lightly browned.
Mix all of the filling ingredients by hand. Pour the filling over the partially baked crust. Crumbled the remaining crust on top and press down lightly.
Bake for 30-35 minutes until the top is golden brown. Cool completely before cutting into bars (or carefully sneak one out).
Store in the refrigerator.
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What is more refreshing than a lemon? With this heat wave sweeping the heartland, I have been craving lemon…and lemon bars are one of my favorite comfort food desserts. I brought this sweet treat to a family gathering on the 4th of July.
2 C all-purpose flour
1/2 C confectioners sugar
1 C butter
2 C granulated sugar
1/3 C lemon juice (I squeezed 1 1/2 lemons)
1/4 C all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
Sift the first two ingredients together. Cut in butter until mixture clings together. Press into a 13×9 baking pan. Bake at 350º about 20-25 minutes, until crust is lightly browned.
Put the eggs, sugar and lemon juice in a blender and mix until it is thick and smooth. Sift 1/4 cup flour and baking powder and add to the blender. Blend to combine. Pour the lemon mixture over the crust and bake for another 25 minutes.
Once cooled, cut into bars and sift confectioners sugar top.