Apple Butterscotch Bars

Today I made Apple Butterscotch Bars!

2C brown sugar, 1C butter, melted, 2 eggs, 2C flour, 2t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 3 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped into 1/2″ pieces

Preheat oven to 350F.

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Sift dry ingredients. In separate bowl, stir brown sugar with eggs and melted butter.

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple
 Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Blend well.

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Stir in dry ingredients.

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Stir in chopped apples.

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Turn into greased 8″ X 8″ pan.

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Bake 40-50 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center emerges clean.

Apple Butterscotch Bars

Strawberry Mint Scones

Today I made Strawberry Mint Scones!

3C flour, 1C sugar, 4t baking powder, 1t salt, 8oz cold reduced-fat cream cheese, 2t mint extract, 1C skim milk, 1 pint strawberries, hulled and chopped into 1/4″ pieces

Preheat oven to 350F.

Strawb Scones

Sift dry ingredients. Stir in sugar. Cut in cream cheese with fork. Do not overwork.

Strawb Scones

In separate bowl, mix chopped strawberries with extract and milk. Blend well.

Strawb Scones

Strawb Scones

Strawb Scones

Make a “well” in the dry mixture.

Strawb Scones

Pour in wet.

Strawb Scones

Stir just until combined. Turn into non-stick or lined muffin tins.

Strawb Scones

Bake 30-35 minutes or until golden.

Strawb Scones

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Today I made Lemon Vodka Oat Bars!

1 1/4 C flour, 1t baking powder, 1/2t salt, 1/2C butter, 1C sugar, 2 eggs, 2C oats

Filling: 1 1/2 C sugar, 1/4C cornstarch, 1/4C flour, 1/4C citrus vodka, juice of 2 lemons, 4 eggs

Preheat oven to 350F.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Sift together dry ingredients. Stir in oats. In separate bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Add eggs. Blend well.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Stir in dry ingredients.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Turn into greased rectangular pan.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Bake 20 minutes or until barely tan. Keep oven at 350F.

Make filling:

Beat eggs with sugar.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Sift in dry ingredients.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Stir in juice and vodka.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Press down with fork on crust.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Pour on filling.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars

Bake 30 minutes or until set. Cool 10 minutes. Serve warm.

Lemon Vodka Oat Bars