Caramel Apple Bars

Posted by: Linda in MO 09-07-99 9:27 AM

Caramel Apple Bars

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Serving Size : 15 Preparation Time :0:00
Categories : Dessert, Fruit

Amount Measure Ingredient, Preparation Method
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1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 3/4 cups flour
1 cup old fashioned or quick oats
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional


5 cups tart apples, peeled, cored, and coarsely chopped or sliced thin
3 tablespoons flour
14 ounces pkg. caramels
3 tablespoons butter

Preheat oven to 400.

In mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and brown sugar until fluffy. Add flour, oats, salt and baking soda; mix well. Stir in pecans if using. Set aside 2 cups of this mixture. Press remaining oat mixture into bottom of an ungreased 13x9 pan.

For filling, toss apples with flour; spoon over crust. In a saucepan, melt caramels and butter over low heat; drizzle over apples. Top with reserved oat mixture.

Bake until lightly browned. Serve warm or at room-temperature.

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