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Apple Bars With Oatmeal Crumb Topping

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“From the Magnolia Bakery.”
READY IN:
1hr 25mins
YIELD:
24 two-inch bars
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. To make the crust: in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat together the butter and flour until crumbly and well combined.
  2. Transfer the mixture to an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan.
  3. Using your hands, pat the crust firmly and evenly into the pan.
  4. Bake in a 350° oven for 20 minutes; remove from oven a let cool completely, about 45 minutes.
  5. To make the topping: in a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, oats, and cinnamon together.
  6. With a pastry blender, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs; then using your hands, toss until all the ingredients are well combined; set aside.
  7. When the crust is cooled, evenly spread the apple filling over the crust, leaving a 1/4-inch edge all around.
  8. Sprinkle the crumb topping over the apple filling; sprinkle the additional 3 tablespoons rolled oats over the crumb topping.
  9. Bake for 45 minutes; allow to cool to room temperature.
  10. To make the glaze: In a bowl, combine the sugar and water; beat until smooth.
  11. Cover until ready to use.
  12. When the bars are completely cooled, drizzle the glaze decoratively over the crumb topping.
  13. Allow the glaze to set for 15-20 minutes before cutting into bars and serving.

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