This past week we had a baby shower for the final "department" baby (of THIS year at least!). Unfortunately, before we were able to have a shower, Nour went into preterm labor and had to be on bedrest; so, we did not have a shower before little Ahmed was born. However, the benefit of that is that he was at the shower!!!!
this recipe from Our Best Bites. It was very simple and had a shortbread crust, which is one of my favorite things! And just look at the gooeyness of the apple filling!
Sweet as Sugar Saturday Sweets.
2 c. flour
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. real butter, softened (no substitutions!)
1 egg, beaten
1/2 c. white sugar
1/4 c. flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
4 c. (about 3 medium) thinly sliced baking apples (I used Fuji. Granny Smith or any tart apple would be good.)
2 c. powdered sugar
3 Tbsp. water
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. To prepare crust, mix flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or two knives until you have pea-sized crumbles or mix in a food processor and pulse until reaching the pea-sized crumbles. Mix in beaten egg. Line a 9x13 baking dish with aluminum foil, then spray with non-stick cooking spray. Gently pat about 2/3 of the crumb mixture onto the bottom of the dish. To prepare apple filling, combine flour, sugar, and cinnamon and toss with apples.
To prepare glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, almond extract, and enough milk to achieve desired consistency. Spoon glaze generously over bars. Cut into bars and serve. I got 35 bars. Enoy!