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Caramel Apple Squares

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  • 30 min prep time
  • 1 hr 45 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 16 servings
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Enjoy this delicious fruit dessert that's baked using apples, nuts and oats, and topped with caramel.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

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