Monday, November 24, 2014
Jane Dough/ French Apple Oatmeal Bars go Naughty
Apples, Raisin and Oats get 'naughty'ied up with big thick ribbons of Rum ( I'm talking Captain Morgan :P ) glaze... Spice in the bars... spice in the glaze too ;) My French Apple Oatmeal bars are reminiscent of those little pies we loved as children with spicy apples, raisins topped with glaze.... and my bars have a lovely, silky fluffiness to them...
2 Apples, cored, peeled, finely diced ( I use Fuji Apples in my baking)
1/4 Tsp. ground Allspice
1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Water
Place the above items in a small saucepan... cover & cook them at low to medium heat at stovetop, until the apples become tender and translucent. Let slightly cool.
Preheat your oven to 350'. In a Large mixing bowl mix: Mix:
1 Cup Old-Fashioned Oats
1 Tsp. ground Cinnamon
3/4 Tsp. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Baking Soda
1 1/2 sticks Unsalted Butter, melted, slightly cooled
1/4 Cup Light Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
2 Large Eggs
2 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
2 1/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
Fold in the cooked and cooled Apples.
Spread in a greased and floured 13x9 baking pan
Bake in pre-heated oven until golden brown and and inserted toothpick comes out clean.
Let the bars completely cool. Make a simple glaze with Confectioner's Sugar and real Rum ( for Grown-up kids) or use Rum extract ( If real kids plan to eat the bars ) Run big ribbons of glaze over the bars and enjoy... :)