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Razzy-Apple Streusel Bars

No recipe image available.A delicious crumb cookie bar filled with tender sliced apples and sweet raspberry jam.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups quick or old fashioned oats
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, melted
3 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 3 medium)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (12-ounce) jar raspberry or apricot preserves

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In large bowl, combine 2 1/2 cups flour, oats, sugar and baking powder; mix well. Add butter, mixing until moistened. Reserve 2 cups oat mixture for topping. Press remaining oat mixture evenly onto bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool slightly on wire rack.
  3. In medium bowl, stir together apples and 2 tablespoons flour. Add preserves; stir until apples are evenly coated. Spread onto crust to within 1/2-inch of edges. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture, patting gently.
  4. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. Store tightly covered.

Makes 24 bars.