Apple Pie Bars

You'll be the "apple of your gang's eye" when you bake up these scrumptious Apple Pie Bars. Whether they eat them on the run, or savor them right at home, these portable treats are always a hit!

Yields: 18
Cooking Time: 40 minutes

What You'll Need:

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/3 cup plus 1/2 cup sugar, divided
1 tablespoon sour cream
1 egg
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 Granny Smith apples, cored, peeled, and sliced thin
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 cup chopped pecans
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

What To Do:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.

2. In a large bowl, beat butter and 1/3 cup sugar until creamy. Beat in sour cream and egg. Stir in flour until a soft dough forms. Spoon half the dough into bottom of baking dish and gently press down.

3. In a large bowl, combine apples, remaining 1/3 cup sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon; mix until apples are evenly coated. Distribute apples evenly over dough, then cover with remaining dough.

4. In a small bowl, combine topping ingredients. Sprinkle over dough.

5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Let cool completely, then cut into bars.