It is apple picking season here in the midwest and there is nothing better than yummy desserts made from this delicious fruit.
Many of these recipes are easy to make, require only a few ingredients, and will be loved by all members of the family.
Easy Caramel Apple Bars
½ cup cold butter
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® oatmeal cookie mix
1 cup finely chopped peeled apple
¾ cup caramel topping
¼ cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
Heat oven to 350°F. Spray bottom of 13x9-inch pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, cut butter into cookie mix using fork or pastry blender. Stir in egg until mixture is crumbly.
Reserve 1 1/2 cups cookie mixture. Press remaining cookie mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 15 minutes. Sprinkle apple evenly over crust. In small bowl, mix caramel topping and flour; drizzle over apples. Sprinkle reserved cookie mixture over apples.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 2 hours. For bars, cut into 9 rows by 4 rows.
4 medium tart cooking apples, sliced (4 cups)
¾ cup packed brown sugar
½ cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
½ cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon ground nutmeg
Heat oven to 375ºF. Grease bottom and sides of 8-inch square pan with shortening.
Spread apples in pan. In medium bowl, stir remaining ingredients until well mixed; sprinkle over apples.
Bake about 30 minutes or until topping is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a fork. Serve warm with cream or ice cream.
Apple Cinnamon Fritters
Vegetable oil for deep frying
2 cups Original Bisquick® mix
½ cup cold water
¼ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 large unpeeled Granny Smith apple, chopped (about 1 3/4 cups)
¼ cup powdered sugar
In deep fryer or 4-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil to 350°F.
In large bowl, stir Bisquick mix, water, egg, granulated sugar and cinnamon. Fold in apple. Working in batches, drop batter by tablespoonfuls into hot oil. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning occasionally, or until golden brown. Use a metal slotted spoon to remove fritters from oil; drain on paper towels.
Before serving, sprinkle fritters with powdered sugar.
Creativity Bug ~ Sue