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Apple Zucchini Crumb Bars - A Family Feast

Apple Zucchini Crumb Bars

These bars can be made with a combination of zucchini and apples, or with just apples if you prefer. If using only apples, you will need 2 ½ cups of peeled, sliced Granny Smith apples.

Yield: 9 bars 1x
Prep: 15 minsCook: 45 minsTotal: 1 hour
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 cup quick rolled oats
  • ½ cup vegetable shortening
  • ½ pound zucchini sliced into 1/8th inch slices
  • 2 Granny Smith apples cored, peeled and sliced into ¼ inch slices
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Additional shortening to grease pan
  • ½ teaspoon roasted cinnamon (or regular if roasted is not available)
  • Confectioners’ sugar (optional) for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, sift flour, salt and baking soda.
  3. Stir in brown sugar and rolled oats until combined.
  4. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs form.
  5. In an 8 inch or 9 inch square pan, liberally grease bottoms and sides.
  6. Divide half of flour mixture and pour into pan.
  7. Lay zucchini and apple slices over flour mixture.
  8. Sprinkle granulated sugar over apples and zucchini.
  9. Dob butter pieces around top of sugar.
  10. Pour remaining flour mixture over top and sprinkle the top with the cinnamon.
  11. Bake for 45 minutes.
  12. Cool and cut 3X4 to yields 9 bars.
  13. Serve warm with vanilla ice-cream or cold as is with powdered sugar dusted on top.

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