Caramel Apple Crumb Bars
These caramel apple crumb bars have all the flavor of apple pie, only easier, and a pretty caramel drizzle on top.
Servings: 24 bars
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups oatmeal old fashioned or quick cooking
- 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 5-6 cups ripe apples peeled and diced (I used MacIntosh)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
- 2/3 cup caramel divided
Preheat oven to 350 F. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, oatmeal, and brown sugar, cut in the cold butter with a pastry blender until pea sized. Reserve 2 cups of the crumb mixture. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Crust will be crumbly. Set aside.
Dice the apples and toss with the sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Arrange apples over the top of the crust. Drizzle 1/3 cup of caramel sauce over the apples. Top with the remaining crumb mixture.
Bake at 350 F for 40-45 minutes or until apples are tender and crust is lightly browned. Let cool completely, drizzle with remaining caramel sauce and cut into bars. Store in the refrigerator.