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.
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.
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.
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.