Monday, October 22, 2012

Apple Raspberry Streusel Bars

We are having our first rainy day of the season around here. I'ts been a nice slow day, with homeade apple cider in the crock pot and a few Halloween crafts. 
We made these silly little Jack O Lanterns last week. I saw the idea on Pinterest and knew the kiddo's would love em. 

Little Miss and I had craft morning this morning and made this little spider and these Frankensteins. Mister decided he would rather play race cars...such a boy. It was fun to just to crafts with Little Miss for a change though. 

 I made this ridiculous cake last week. Its supposed to be a lot  rounder, but my bottom bundt cake fell apart. But Mister and Hubcap still loved it.... 

Onto one of my favorite fall treats. I made these bars two times last week and will probably make another batch this week. I got this recipe out of the Taste of Home cookbook from a long time ago.  They are so good, especially with a cup of coffee for breakfast, or with a huge scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yum.

Apple Raspberry Streusel Bars

2 1/2 cups of flour plus 
2 tblsps flour
2 cups old fashioned oats
3/4 cup of white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tsps baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 cup butter melted
3 cups thinly sliced, peeled Granny Smith apples
1 jar raspberry preserves 
1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Preheat oven to 375. 

In a large bowl mix the 2/12 cups of flour, oats, sugar, baking powder and cinnamon. Add in butter until just moistened. Set aside 2 cups and pat remaining mixture into a greased 9x13 pan. Bake for 10-15 minutes. 

Next, toss your apples with the 2 tablespoons of flour and stir in the preserves. Spread over the hot crust, withing 1/2 inch of the edges. Sprinkle remaining mixture and walnuts over the top. Bake for 30-35 minutes longer or until lightly browned. Cool completley. Enjoy!! 

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