By Kevin Williams
It is apple season in Amish country and that means recipes are being "apple-ized." Fresh apples are finding their way into pies, cakes, jams, and even salads.
I had posted an "apple bar" recipe the other day and my mother felt inspired to make it and, wow, I forgot how good these bars are. The walnuts add perfect crunch to the apples. Just a great, great autumn treat. So, enjoy this recipe!
AMISH APPLE-WALNUT BARS
1 cup cooking oil
1 3 /4 cups sugar
2 cups flour
1 /2 teaspoon salt
1 /2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon soda
2 cups peeled, chopped apples
1 cup chopped nuts
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 11 x16-inch baking pan.
Beat the eggs, oil, and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. When the mixture is smooth, add the flour, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and apples. Mix well and pour into the pan.. Bake for about 35 to 40 minutes or until firmly set, like a brownie.
Makes 25 to 30 bars
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