i made these apple bars for thanksgiving and they were so good. i forgot to take a picture of the whole batch, but there are the few stragglers that came home with me. i got the recipe off of some random blog, and i wanted to share it because it's really easy, and so delicious.
4 cups all purpose flour
2 cups + 1/3 cup sugar (seperated)
1/2 tsp. salt
3 sticks of unsalted butter
5 granny smith apples: peeled and sliced
1 tsp. cinnamon
Take half of this crumbly dough and pat it into the bottom of a jelly roll pan (cooke sheet with sides). Top it with the peeled sliced apples, lined up in rows. If you are lucky, a cute guy might do it for you in his pajamas. :)
Crumble the remaining flour mixture on top and cook it at 350 for an hour. It will make your house smell SO GOOD.
you are supposed to let it cool before putting on the glaze, but i always wait to the last minute and have to put it on hot. and it's fine. combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and 1 tbsp water. then just sprinkle it it on the apples bars!
serve cut into squares! so easy! so delicious. if you take it to a party people will be impressed. at least that is what happened the two times i made it.