With needing to take something to book club last night for our "Outsiders" book chat and movie I decided to try a recipe that has been sitting in my Pinterest listing for quite some time now. Since we are smack in the middle of apple season this is the perfect time to try this along with some of those summer berries we stored away for winter use.
For today'srecipe you will need the following ingredients:
2 Cups Quick Oats
1 Cup Flour
1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Salt
3/4 Cups Butter Melted
1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
2 Cups Frozen or Fresh Blueberries
3 Heaping Cups Peeled, Chopped Apples
3/4 Cup White Sugar
3 TBSP Flour
1 Tsp Cinnamon
1/4 Tsp Nutmeg
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter (Cold Square)
In a large bowl stir together the Oats, Flour, Brown Sugar, Soda and Salt. Melt your butter and mix it in along with your Vanilla extract.
After greasing up your 9x13 dish, press your mixture into the bottom, making it as flat as possible and set to the side as this is the base of your square.
Into that same bowl goes the blueberries, your chopped apples, white sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Mix them together well and spread them evenly on top of your bottom crust.
Now taking your flour, brown sugar and cold butter square...
cut them together with your pastry cutter until you reach a fine but chunky consistency.
Spread your topping evenly all over your blueberry, apple mixture and you are ready for the oven.
With your oven heated to 450º place your dish on the middle rack for 15 minutes...please watch very closely at this point so you don't end up with a crust that is too dark. Once that 15 minutes has passed lower the temperature to 350º and continue to bake your squares for another 20-25 minutes. At this point you are looking for a nice brown, crunchy, topping...Once you have achieved that remove your squares from the oven and leave to cool on a wire rack before cutting.
Nothing left to do but enjoy your apple, blueberry squares crumble (if your bottom burns slightly and sticks to the bottom of the pan...oooops!)....
Side Note: Save your apple peels for my next recipe...we will be making a sweet, warm winter treat with them tomorrow.
Now Go and Try Something New...anduse up those fall apples deals in more ways than one...ENJOY!