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Apple Butter Bars

These bars caught my eye while looking through a recipe book because I happened to have a jar of apple butter in the fridge. I changed the amounts to suit how much apple butter I had, used large flake oats, added an egg and was pleasantly surprised by these! The apple butter gives them a nice tartness - I would also recommend any thick preserve you have available. I know there would be those in my family who would love this recipe with guava jam.
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar (half brown/half white)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups large flake quick oats
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup melted, cooled butter
  • 1 cup apple butter
  1. Mix dry ingredients.
  2. In a separate little bowl, whisk egg and add butter
  3. Stir egg and butter into dry ingredients. Set aside about 1/3.
  4. Press 2/3 into greased 9X9 pan and then spread with apple butter
  5. Top with left over 1/3 squeezing with hands to make crumbs. Press crumb mix down just slightly.
  6. Bake at 350 F for about 35 - 40 minutes, until golden brown.
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  1. I have some leftover apple butter from the summer that I use to make BBQ sauce and now I know how I will use it up since BBQ season is over here in Northern Ontario. Ty for the recipe.

  2. Fabulous! I have been looking for a way to use the apple butter up. This is it!

  3. So good! After lunch, we ate them fresh from the oven with a bit of ice cream. I'm looking forward to trying them as a bar once nice and cooled.

  4. These certainly look good Anneliese. We are blessed with fresh apple butter made locally and this looks like such a delicious way to enjoy it.

  5. Made two batches - one with pumpkin butter and one with pear butter. We can't stop eating them! Thank you for this recipe.


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