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Dairyland Sour Cream Apple Bars

No recipe image available.An old-fashioned cookie bar with a tender shortbread crust topped with a sweet, creamy apple, raisin and walnut filling. Great taste never goes out of style.

Recipe Ingredients:

3/4 cup butter, softened
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups sour cream
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 cups chopped baking apples
1/2 cup dried currants or raisins
1/2 cup chopped walnuts

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Crust: Blend together butter and sugar at medium speed of electric mixer. Stir in flour until incorporated and dough is crumbly. Press dough onto bottom of 13x9-inch pan. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 15 minutes.
  2. For Filling: Combine sour cream, sugar, egg and vanilla; spread over crust. Top with apples and currants or walnuts; sprinkle with remaining 1 cup dough and nuts.
  3. Bake at 350°F (175°C) for 25 minutes. Cool to room temperature; refrigerate.
  4. Cut into 12 squares to serve as dessert or 36 bars to serve as cookies.

Makes 24 bars.

Adapted recipe courtesy of Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Inc.