Cinnamon Apple Spice Bars

My husband makes this for our family and serves it hot out of the oven with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream.  Yum!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup local organic apples, chopped (any variety)

For Topping:

  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350*f.  Grease a 9×9 pan and set aside.

Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon.  Set aside.  In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar, plus 1/2 cup white sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth.  Stir in egg and vanilla extract.

Blend flour mixture into butter/sugar mixture until just combined. Add chopped apples.  Spread mixture evenly into a greased 9×9 pan.  In a small cup, stir together the topping and sprinkle it on.  Place pan in oven and bake for 25 minutes.  Remove from the oven and let cool for 5-10 minutes.  Serve piping hot with a scoop of french vanilla ice cream.  Enjoy!