Saturday, September 1, 2012

Kelly Peloza's Caramel Apple Bars

So I didn't have the canola oil that it called for and I used 1/2 more applesauce than it called for because I didn't want to use a cup of grapeseed oil. I used half whole wheat pastry flour and half unbleached all purpose flour for the base dough it was amazing! I could have eaten it as is. I cut back a little on the sugar too. Here is the altered recipe.

Base ingredients:

5 c. Flour * see above
1/2 c. Grapeseed oil
1/2c plus 4 Tbs Applesauce
3 Tbs Maple Syrup
1 tsp Honey
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 c brown sugar

Stir together the oil, sugar, honey, Maple syrup, applesauce and vanilla. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and stir until combined. Press dough into a greased 9 x 13 baking pan.

Apple layer:

3 medium apples, peeled and chopped
1 Tbs cornstarch
1/3 c. Brown sugar
3 Tbs almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a small sauce pan and cook over medium heat until the cornstarch and sugar dissolves. Cook until mixture thickens and apples are soft, then remove from heat and let cool. Pour over top of bass player and bake at 350° oven for 20 minutes.

Caramel Sauce ( make while bars are baking):

1/3 c. Almond Milk
1/4 c. Earth Balance
3/4 c. Brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 Tbs flour

In a medium saucepan, sir together the Almondmilk, Earth Balance, brown sugar, vanilla and flour. Cook over medium high heat until soft ball stage stirring frequently. Drizzle over bars. Enjoy!

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