By Kevin Williams
This dessert is wonderful, kind of – as the name implies – an oatmealy, fruity square snack. Now, if you are an Amish cookbook you could simply walk to your canning room and choose between home-canned blueberries, peaches, strawberries, apples, or any other fruit. This dessert can be modified to use whatever fruit you desire and that is what makes it so versatile and delicious! While chocolate, in my opinion, is the gold-standard for desserts, this type of dessert is a close, close second.
At about the 20 minute mark the oatmeal topping on this dessert really begins to brown, so if you don’t want it quite that brown, bake it for 15, but if you like your super crisp (I’m one of those people), go a little bit longer to 25 minutes. A very rich, tasty dessert, enjoy!
Serves: 16 squares
- 1 /2 cup butter or margarine, softened but not melted
- 1 /4 cup flour
- 1 cup brown sugar (packed)
- 1 1 /2 cups quick oatmeal
- One 21 oz can of apple pie filling
- Mix first four ingredients together until crumbly.
- Press 2 /3 crumbs in a 9" square pan.
- Reserve other 1 /3 crumbs.
- Pour pie filling over crumbs in pan.
- Sprinkle the 1 /3 crumbs on top.
- Bake at 325 for approximately 20 minutes and cool and cut into squares