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Caramel Apple Squares

Enjoy this delicious fruit dessert that's baked using apples, nuts and oats, and topped with caramel.

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  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 1 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 16
 

Ingredients

3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
cup packed brown sugar
1
cup all-purpose flour
1
cup old-fashioned oats
1
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2
teaspoon baking soda
1/2
cup finely chopped pecans
3
cups chopped unpeeled apples (2 medium)
3/4
cup caramel topping
1/4
cup all-purpose flour
Vanilla or cinnamon ice cream, if desired
Additional caramel topping, if desired

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Beat in 1 cup flour, the oats, cinnamon, baking soda and pecans until well blended and crumbly. Press half of the crumbly mixture in bottom of pan to form crust. Reserve remaining crumbly mixture for topping.
  • 2 Spread apples over crust in pan. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 3/4 cup caramel topping and 1/4 cup flour to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Drizzle over apples. Sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool 30 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream and additional caramel topping.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Grease bottom and sides of 13x9-inch pan with shortening. In large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Beat in 1 cup flour, the oats, cinnamon, baking soda and pecans until well blended and crumbly. Press half of the crumbly mixture in bottom of pan to form crust. Reserve remaining crumbly mixture for topping.
  • 2 Spread apples over crust in pan. In 1-quart saucepan, heat 3/4 cup caramel topping and 1/4 cup flour to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil about 1 minute, stirring constantly, until slightly thickened. Drizzle over apples. Sprinkle with reserved crumbly mixture.
  • 3 Bake 35 to 45 minutes or until top is golden brown. Cool 30 minutes before serving. Top with ice cream and additional caramel topping.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

You can choose to use light or dark brown sugar in this dessert. Dark brown sugar has a more intense flavor than its lighter, milder counterpart.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
160mg
160%;
Total Carbohydrate
38g
38%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Iron
6%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.