Apple Caramel Crumb Bars

Apple Caramel Crumb Bars

by Mandy Fields 6 months ago
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1 hour
129.8 kcal
17.6 g carbs
Description

Closest to the famous coffee chain's version I've ever tasted, mmmmm good. These are really good and worth the extra time to make.

Ingredients
  • ½ cup light cream
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon whiskey
  • 1 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • 1 egg white, lightly beaten
  • 10 cups peeled, sliced baking apples
  • ¼ cup apple juice
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons apple pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon orange zest
  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup cold butter, cut into small pieces
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
Directions
  1. 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. 2. Combine cream, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 3 tablespoons butter, and 3 tablespoons white sugar in a small, heavy saucepan over medium-low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugars dissolve, 2 to 3 minutes. Bring sauce to a simmer, stirring frequently. Cook until slightly thickened, about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in whiskey.
  3. 3. Combine 1 3/4 cups flour, 1/3 cup white sugar, 2 teaspoons orange zest, and salt in a food processor; pulse to briefly combine. Scatter 3/4 cup butter pieces over the flour mixture and process until dough starts clumping together.
  4. 4. Press dough over the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking pan. Brush egg white over dough.
  5. 5. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly golden, about 18 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  6. 6. Combine apples, apple juice, 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup white sugar, lemon juice, and apple pie spice in a large skillet. Bring to a boil; cook, stirring frequently, until mixture thickens and looks dry, 18 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool. Stir in 1 tablespoon orange zest.
  7. 7. Place 1 1/4 cups flour and 1/3 cup white sugar in a food processor; pulse briefly to combine. Scatter 1/2 cup butter pieces and walnuts over flour mixture. Process until topping mixture starts to clump together. Pour into a bowl. Squeeze topping mixture with your fingertips to form clumps the size of peas.
  8. 8. Spread cooled filling evenly over dough. Drizzle 1/2 the caramel sauce on top. Sprinkle topping evenly over caramel.
  9. 9. Bake in the preheated oven until edges are light golden, about 35 minutes. Place pan on a wire rack to cool for 10 minutes. Drizzle remaining caramel sauce on top. Let cool completely, about 15 minutes. Cover with aluminum foil and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Cut into bars.
Nutrition Facts
serving: 48 bars
calories: 129.8 kcal
carbohydrates: 17.6 g
protein: 1.2 g
saturated fat: 3.6 g
cholesterol: 14.6 mg
sodium: 66 mg
fiber: 0.9 g
sugar: 10.5 g