DUTCH APPLE PIE BARS

Ingredients:

1 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar (recipe will call for this 2 times)
1/2 cup butter
2 T. flour
1/2  t. cinnamon
1/2  t. nutmeg
2 cups thinly sliced & peeled tart apples

Crumb Topping

2/3 cup flour
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup butter (room temp.)

Butter a 9 x 9 square baking dish.
Preheat oven to 350º.

Mix the 1 cup flour & 1/3 cup sugar; cut in butter until crumbly using a pastry blender.
Press into prepared pan.
Bake at 350º for 15 min.

In bowl, mix 1/3 cup sugar, 2 T. flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Stir in apples to coat.
Spoon over baked layer.

Mix crumb topping until crumbly. Sprinkle over apples. Bake for about 30 minutes or
until top is lightly browned and the apples are soft.

Cool completely and cut into bars.

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