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Applesauce Oat Squares

My son has an apple tree on his yard that produces amazing apples that turn a beautiful deep red in fall. We've had a few frosts and yet the apples on the tree are sweet and crisp.
The plate is a gift from my granddaughter, Kayla. She knows I like new plates once in awhile for food photo-ops. I love it.
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 3/4 cups old fashioned oats
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 cups apples
  • 2 cups applesauce
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  1. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together first four dry ingredients.
  2. With a pastry blender cut in butter until crumbly.
  3. Press half of this mixture in a greased 9" x 13" pan.
  4. Place apple slices on top of the mixture.
  5. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon.
  6. Spread applesauce over the apple layer.
  7. Top with remaining crumbs.
  8. Bake in a 375ยบ oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown in color.
  9. Cut in squares and serve warm with ice cream.  


  1. But it is the hardship of the frost that makes the apples so sweet! I've a Pumpkin Sweet apple tree whose apples are tangy sweet, until the first hard frost, then they become deliciously sweet. It's like when Dave, my beloved husband, order to make me whole, God had to break my heart. As it is with fruit, so it is with us and that's why Jesus used His wonderful analogies. .
    The bars look wonderful and I think I'll make some, just for me, today.

  2. Those bars look wonderful Betty. Our old apple orchard here on the farm was extraordinary this year - the apples (mostly MacIntosh) were the best we've ever had.


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