Apple Crumb Caramel Bars
 
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Sweet comfort food that comes together in a perfect combination of flavors and textures
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 15 slices
Ingredients
For the pie crust:
  • 250 all-purpose flour (organic)
  • pinch of salt
  • 100g icing sugar
  • 1 egg yolk (organic)
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 125g cold butter, cut into cubes (organic)
  • 50g cream cheese (organic)
For the crumb topping:
  • 130g all-purpose flour (organic)
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 50g cold butter, cut into cubes (organic)
Other ingredients:
  • 8 apples (organic)
  • juice of half a lemon
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 120g caramel sauce, divided*
Instructions
  1. To make the dough, whisk together flour, salt and sugar in a large bowl. Whisk the egg yolk with a tablespoon of water and add it together with the butter to the flour mixture. Using the dough hooks of your electric mixer, mix until it is crumbly. Add the cream cheese and knead the dough with your hands until it is smooth. Form the dough into a ball, wrap it into cling film and chill it for at least an hour.
  2. To prepare the topping whisk together the flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add the cold butter and work it in with your hands until large crumbs form. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  4. Peel the apples, remove the cores and cut into thin slices. Place the apple slices in a large bowl. Squeeze lemon juice on them and mix in the ground cinnamon. Pour 100g of the caramel sauce on top and mix until the slices are evenly coated.
  5. On a floured surface, roll out the dough half a centimeter thick. Place the pie crust on the prepared baking tray. Spread the caramel apples on the pie crust, drizzle the rest of the caramel sauce (20g) on top and cover with the prepared crumb topping. Bake for 30-35 minutes until golden brown. Let it cool before slicing into bars. Drizzle more caramel sauce on top before serving.
Recipe by Bowsessed™ at http://bowsessed.com/apple-crumb-caramel-bars/