Bramley Apple Oat Bars
Added by cookwitch | Sun 08 Feb 2009 @ 19:30
Chewy, crunchy, sweet. Perfect for after dinner when you just want something sweet but not heavy.
Prep time : about 10 minutes.
675g/1 1/2 lb bramley apples, peeled cored and sliced
100g/40z caster sugar (I used 3 oz brown and 1 oz white)
100g/4oz porridge oats
75g/3oz self raising flour
75g/3oz toasted hazelnuts, chopped (I did them in the coffee grinder so had half chopped and half ground)
5 tbsp clear honey (I used seggiano chestnut honey as that is what I had)
Preheat oven to 200C/Fan 180C/Gas 6
Line an oblong tin (26 x 16cm / 10\" x 6\") with baking parchment or Silpat and lightly oil
Place two thirds of the apples in a medium pan.
Add 90g/3 1/2 oz of the sugar and cover. (I also added 1 tsp cinnamon. Well, you have to! It\'s apples!)
Bring to the boil and simmer for 5 minutes.
Stir the oats, butter, flour and hazelnuts into the apples.
Add 4 tbs of the honey and pour into the tin.
Level the surface.
Scatter the remaining apples over the base, and sprinkle with the remaining sugar.
Bake for 35-40 minutes until the top is golden and firm to the touch.
Drizzle the last of the honey over the apples and leave to cool.
Cut into 12 bars.