Apple Shortbread Bar
Initially, I was skeptical about this recipe. But to my surprise, it came out good and became one of my favorite desserts.
You might ask what I love about this shortbread bar? Well, it has the right amount of sweetness not too overwhelming, blends all of its ingredients perfectly well and insanely delicious.
What do you need to make 10-12 Apple Shortbread Bars
125 gm butter - room temperature
100 gm powdered sugar
250 gm all purpose flour
1 tsp Vanilla extract
salt 1/4 tsp
For Apple Filling
2 tbsp all purpose flour
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
125 gm all purpose flour
150 gm brown sugar
60 gm butter - room temperature
Whisk the butter using hand mixer or electric beater until its smooth & creamy. [PIC 1]
Add sugar, Whisk for 2-3 mins and then add vanilla extract.
Now add half of the flour and mix it without lumps then add remaining flour.
Mix everything well to form a soft dough. [PIC 2]
Prepare a baking tray with a baking sheet and spread the dough evenly. [PIC 3]
Now bake this at 300°F for 15 mins.
Peel the apple skin, discard the seeds and cut them into thin slices.
In a bowl add apple slices , all purpose flour, sugar, nutmeg and cinnamon powder. [PIC 4]
Mix everything well and keep it aside. [PIC 5]
Whisk the butter for 3 mins and add brown sugar. [PIC 6]
Add flour and keep mixing until they combine well. [PIC 7]
Now we have to make layers using apple filling and topping on the baked base.
First, spread a portion of prepared apple filling evenly on top of the baked base to form the first layer. [PIC 8]
Now sprinkle the prepared topping to create a second layer. [PIC 9]
Repeat the process with apple filling and topping to form third and fourth layers.
Bake at 350°F for 25-30 mins.
After baking, allow it to cool down and refrigerate it for 2 hours.
Finally, cut them into bite-sized bars.
Treat your taste buds with this buttery deliciousness. Enjoy!
You can adjust the sweetness by reducing the amount of brown sugar used to create the topping.
Creating 3rd and 4th layers are optional.
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