Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Apple, Oats and Caramel Squares

Here's another great Fall dessert made with Apples, Oats and Caramel Squares.
I added this recipe to my post about Apples.
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Apple, Oats and Caramel Squares:

Here's what you'll need:
1 - 9" X 13" baking dish
Preheat the oven to 40 degrees.

1 C Brown Sugar
8 TBS Butter, softened
1/4 C Crisco
1 3/4 C Flour (an additional 3 TBS set aside)
1 1/2 C Quick Cook Oats
1 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
4 1/2 C peeled, cored and coarsely chopped Apples (about 4 medium sized Apples) I use Jonagold.
1 - 14oz. package of Caramel squares
1 C chopped  Pecans

In a Stand Mixer with a paddle attachment:
Beat 3 minutes until creamy smooth.
1 3/4 C Flour
Baking Soda
Beat until combined.
Reserve 2 C and set aside.
Press remaining into the baking dish.

In a medium mixing bowl:
3 TBS Flour
Toss to coat well.
Sprinkle evenly in the baking dish .

Melt the Caramel Squares. There are 2 methods you can use.
#1.  In a microwave:
In a large glass bowl or a large Pyrex Measuring Cup.
Heat at 30 second intervals, stirring often, until melted and smooth.
Check often to avoid burning.

#2. In a saucepan on low heat, until melted and smooth.
Pour the melted Caramels over the Apples.
Sprinkle evenly with the reserved Oat Mixture.
Press lightly into the Caramel Sauce.
Sprinkle evenly with Pecans.

Bake for 25 - 30 minutes.
Remove and cool completely on a rack.
Cut into squares to serve.

Serve with Whipped Cream or Vanilla Ice Cream.

Peace in the Kitchen!

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