Bourbon Apple Bars Recipe

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I don’t know about you, but I love combing a snack with my alcohol. It just makes the whole experience so much better. And, these Bourbon Apple Bars are just what you want to make for any get together. They make 12 large bars or 16 small bars. Whip these up in 3 hours to take to a cookout, party, or just to invite others over. 
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Can I Get Drunk Eating Bourbon Apple Bars?

There is an old tale that makes us believe that alcohol is burned off when its been cooked. Well, that is not entirely true….

You won’t get wasted nibbling on a Bourbon Apple bar, but it is important to understand that food cooked with liquor or alcohol can still contain alcohol. In fact, you can be over the legal limit to drink and drive just by eating some of these bars depending on whether you ate earlier or not. 

Some alcohol does evaporate and burn off when cooked, but not all of it. Therefore, when eating food that has been cooked in alcohol, you should always be cautious of how much you eat. 

Apple Bars Ingredients:

This recipe has three-parts to it. So, there are three ingredient sections: the crust, the filling and the steusal (topping). 

Bourbon Apple Bars

Crust Ingredients

  • 1/2 C unsalted butter (melted)
  • 1/4 C sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 C flour (spoon/ level out)

Apple Filling Ingredients

  • 2 large Gala apples (peeled and thinly sliced to 1/4 in thick)
  • 2 TBSP flour
  • 1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 TBSP sugar
  • 2 tsp bourbon 1 tsp ground cinnamon

Streusel Ingredients

  • 1/2 C old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 C brown sugar (packed)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
  • Parchment paper
  • 1/4 C flour
  • 1/4 C unsalted butter (cold and cubed)
  • 1 large bowl
  • 2 medium bowls
  • 8 in square baking pan
  • whisk Spoon

Bourbon Apple Bars Recipe

To begin, Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Line an 8 in square baking dish with parchment paper.

How to Make the Crust

In a medium bowl stir the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt together. 

Slowly add the flour to the mixture stirring to blend all the ingredients together.
Using your hands press the mixture into the baking pan.
Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.

How to Make the Apple Filling

In a large bowl add the sliced apples, flour, sugar, bourbon cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Bourbon Apple BarsContinue working with the apples until they are well coated. Set aside.

How to Make the Stuesal

 Begin adding the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour in a medium bowl. Whisk all ingredients together until they are mixed well.

Slowly begin to work the butter into the dry ingredients. Using your hands to work with the mixture until it looks like crumbs. Set aside.

Remove the crust from the oven. Set aside. Increase the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees, Begin to make a think layer of apples on the baked crust. Put the apple slices close together pressing them down into the crust.Bourbon Apple Bars
Sprinkle the streusel on top of the apples. Return to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. (Streusel should be a golden brown)
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Take the baked streusel from the oven, Set it aside to cool for 20 minutes at room temperature. Transfer to the refrigerator for 2 hours to chill.  

Remove the bars from the baking pan and cut into bars. 


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