APPLEĀ  STREUSEL BARS

BAKED BY AN INTROVERT

RECIPE HIGHLIGHT

With a shortbread crust, gooey apple cinnamon center and crunchy pecan streusel topping, these Apple Streusel Bars have all of your favorite apple pie flavors and none of the work! These quick and easy apple pie bars are ready in just under an hour!

In a medium mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt. Stir with a whisk. Using a pastry cutter or fork, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles damp sand.

SHORTBREAD CRUST

BAKE

Reserve some of the dough for the topping then press the remaining dough into a pan and bake until lightly golden brown.

CINNAMON APPLES

Toss apples in lemon juice, brown sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Layer them over the cooked crust.

Toss brown sugar, oats, and pecans into the reserved flour mixture.

THE TOPPING

BAKE

Sprinkle the topping over the filling. Bake until the topping is lightly golden brown and crisp.

Cool the bars completely then enjoy!