A couple of weeks ago Zach and I spent a Sunday afternoon visiting my grandma! And as usual, she insisted on making us dinner. Definitely not necessary, but something I will never turn down! Love my grandma’s cooking! Always a good ‘ol hearty comfort food meal!
And she never, ever forgets dessert! We both have the same bad habit of needing to end a meal with a little sugary goodness!
That Sunday afternoon she had a pan of these delicious apple bars for dessert. Unfortunately I had had a second helping of hotdish and was absolutely stuffed! Almost to the point of misery. And it killed me to have to say “no thank you” when she offered these bars. Three words that very rarely come out of my mouth at her house!
Thankfully she offered to send a few home with us! And of course I ate all four of them! One bar each day and suddenly the plate was empty. Weird how that always seems to happen!
After finishing the fourth bar I dialed up my grandma and requested the recipe!
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 1/2 tablespoons margarine
1 cup sugar
1 egg, slightly beaten
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and sugar. Using a pastry cutter, cut the margarine into the flour mixture. Mix in the slightly beaten egg. Mixture will still be very crumbly. Press into a greased 9×13 cake pan.
Cut up five peeled apples into quarter-inch slices. Line the crust with a single layer of apples.
4 tablespoons margarine
2/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
Mix all three ingredients together until crumbly. Sprinkle over the top of the apples.
Bake at 350 degrees for forty minutes. Halfway through press the apples with the back of a tablespoon. Return to the oven for the remaining time.