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Dutch Apple Crumb Bars

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Servings: 16
Categories: Cookies / Desserts

1 1/2  c  Flour
1/3  c  Sugar
1/4  tsp  Salt
1/2  c  Cold unsalted butter
1    Egg yolk
2 1/2  tbsp  Cold water
3  c  Peeled cored and chopped
1/2  c  Chopped, pitted dates
1/4  c  Flour
1/3  c  Rolled oats
1/3  c  Packed light brown sugar
1/2  tsp  Cinnamon
1  Pinch  salt
1/4  c  Cold unsalted butter
    Cut into 4 pieces

Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x9 inch pan. Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor. Add butter in pieces and process to make a fine meal. Blend yolk and water. Pour over dry ingredients and process until damp crumbs form. Pat crumbs i nto bottom and halfway up sides of pan. Bake for 25 minutes. Mix apples, dates, sugar, and lemon juice. Spread evenly over crust. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Add butter and rub it to make damp crumbs. Cover apples with toppin g and pat gently. Bake 40 minutes until golden brown. Cool completely before slicing. >From Farmer's Almanac Cookie Lovers Calendar 1997

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