Sweet & Spicy Apple Bars

I love playing with recipes. Several years ago we went to Gardener Village in West Jordan, Utah and one of the shops had Carmel Apple Bars. This is a play off of that bar. The sweet is the caramel sauce and the spicy is the cinnamon and clove essential oil. There is a tart note that  comes for the Granny Smith Apple. This is a playful and tasty dessert.

CRUST

1 1/2 cups Unsalted Butter
1 1/2 cups Sugar
4 cups Flour

Combine sugar and flour in bowl. Cut in butter with a fork until crumbly. Press 3/4 of the mixture into a cookie sheet.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

FILLING

1/2 cup Water
1 cup Brown Sugar
2-3 drops doTerra Cinnamon
1-2 drops doTerra Clove Bud
6 Granny Smith Apples (approximately 3 cups)

Peel, slice, and cut apples. In a medium sauce pan combined water, sugar, and essential oils. Bring to a boil. Stir in Apples. Pour over crust. Sprinkle with remaining  crust.

Bake for 25 – 30 minutes until lightly brown.

Cool for 10 – 15 minutes and top with caramel sauce. Use your favorite or 1/2 of the recipe below.

Simple Carmel Sauce

1 cup Butter
1 can Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 cups Brown Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla

Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan. On medium heat bring to a boil, stirring continually. Boil for 5 mins until thick. Remove from heat and stir in vanilla.

 

 

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