Apple Streusel Bars

My two little brothers turned twenty-seven this week. I made this dessert in their honor. (Ryan can eat the better part of a pan of apple crisp for dinner...and finish off the rest the next morning for breakfast.)

The recipe comes from PEACOCKS ON MY PORCH
I've said it before, it my favorite cookbook and it has become a favorite of many friends and family members. I have a few more for sale. If you are interested, please email me.

Apple Streusel Bars

2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1 egg, beaten

Preheat oven to 350. Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Cut in butter. Stir in egg to moisten. Mixture will be fairly dry. Divide mixture in half. Press half in bottom of a lightly greased 9 x 13 inch pan.

Apple Filling
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 cups sliced, pared baking apples

For filling, combine sugar, flour and cinnamon. Stir in apples and arrange over bottom crust. Crumble remaining dough over apples. Bake for 40 minutes and cool.

2 cups powdered sugar
light cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

To make glaze, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and enough cream to make a thin glaze. Drizzle across top and cut into 2 inch squares.

And can you believe this guy is still single? Not our fault, is it Lindsey?


Summer also knows as the krazy cake lady said...

Ya I want one! Starr got one from Nicki as a wedding gift and I drooled over it. Let me know how much.

Heather said...

I love Peacocks! I also love that my hubby likes apple desserts, as I often reap the benefits ;-)

Jacqui said...

Beautiful apple picture! I love that cookbook, too. So glad I snagged one while I could.

FYI: I have a single sister. 21, living in Provo. CUTE and cool.

Chelsea said...

Now Megan, I'm going to look past the comment and still go ahead and try making this. (I'm also going to look past the one about collecting cats and doilies.)

Lisa Marie Trent said...

What kind of apples would you suggest?

Megan said...

Lisa Marie, I always bake with Granny Smith apples. I like them tart.

Chelsea, thanks for looking past my shortcomings.

Jacqui... let's talk.