Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Apple-Pecan Crumble Bars
2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups quick-cooking oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine , melted
2 boxes (12 ounces each) frozen harvest apples
2 cups chopped pecans , toasted
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 . Heat oven to 350*F . Line 13x9-inch pan with foil , leaving foil overhanging at 2 oppsite sides of pan ; spray foil with cooking spray . In medium bowl , mix flour , oats , brown sugar and salt . Add melted butter stirring until well mixed . Press two-thirds of the mixture in bottom of pan . Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until set .
2 . Meanwhile , cook apples in microwave as directed on package . In medium bowl , mix apples , pecans and cinnamon , spoon over partially baked crust . Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture .
3 . Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until lightly browned . Cool in pan on cooling rack 2 hours . Use foil to lift from pan . Cut into 6 rows by 4 rows .
Serve these bars with vanilla ice cream and caramel topping for a decadent treat .