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Rhubarb Apple Pie Bars

May 31, 2009

I needed a dessert and I didn’t have a whole lot on hand aside from 3 stalks or rhubarb so I had to make something work!  You could really use any type of fruit and it would taste excellent!  Peaches would be awesome!
This a good sturdy Bar that would  do well wrapped up to pack in a picnic lunch.  Also good served with whipped cream or ice cream.

Rhubarb Apple Pie Bars

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Shortbread Crust

1 cup unsalted butter softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

2 cups all purpose flour

1/4 tsp baking powder

Beat butter and sugar in Mixer until smooth

add in flour and baking powder and continue to mix until the dough begins to come together.

Pat dough into a 9X13″ baking pan

Preheat oven to 350F

bake for about 15 minutes or until edges are a light golden brown.

Rhubard Apple Pie Filling

3 stalks of rhubarb, chopped (only had 3 or i would have used more)

5-8 apples peeled, cored and chopped (i used granny smith, i only had 5 apples)

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 tbsp cornstarch

While your crust is cooling mix fruit and sugar in a bowl and let it hang out until your ready.  When crust is cool (or almost cool) add cornstarch to the fruit and toss it up. 

Pour fruit on top of shortbread crust

Topping

1/2 cup flour

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup old fashion rolled oats

1/4 cup cold butter

Dump everything together in a bowl and mix it up with a patry hand blender until crumbly (or you can use your hands)

Place the crumble topping on top of the fruit

Place pan on a cookie sheet (to keep the bottom from over browning) and into the middle of a 350 F  oven for about 45 minutes or until top is golden brown and fruit is soft.  

*if top is browning too quickly, place a sheet of tinfoil on top*

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One Comment leave one →
  1. June 1, 2009 6:39 pm

    Fabulous looking pie Katie! Can’t wait to try it!

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