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Spiced Apple Cheddar Bars

These sweet spiced apple bars get a little salty hit from adding in some shredded cheddar, creating a mostly sweet, slightly salty bite!

It's definitely not a combination you see in too many desserts but apples and cheddar are a frequent combination on charcuterie boards!  I find these bars to be a little be irresistible - I keep going back for that sweet and salty combo!

Spiced Apple Cheddar Bars
60-75 minutes total (50-65 minutes cook • 10 minutes prep)
  • 2 Honeycrisp Apples, peeled and diced
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground Korintje Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons shredded medium cheddar (we use Vermont Farmstead Governor's Cheddar)

Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease an 8"x8" baking dish and set aside until ready.  

Spiced Apples: In a medium sauce pan, melt butter and add diced apples.  Let cook over medium low heat for about 2 minutes, then add brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves, salt and ground black pepper.  Cook for 10-15 more minutes or until apples are fork tender.  Set aside to cool.

Bars: In a mixing bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until smooth.  Add egg and beat until fully incorporated.  In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.  Beat in gradually to butter mixture until mixed in.  With a spatula, stir in cooked apple mixture and 1/2 cup of shredded cheddar.  Spread bar mixture in prepared dish and  sprinkle with remaining 2 tbsp shredded cheddar.

Bake for 40-45 minutes or until deep golden brown on top.  Let cool completely then cut into squares and enjoy.


the spiced apples can be made in advance and refrigerated for 1-2 days prior to making the bars.



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