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Ingredients

1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine, softened
1/4 cup shortening
1-3/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons flour, divided
1-1/2 cup uncooked old-fashioned oats
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3-1/2 cups pared, coarsely chopped Granny Smith apples (3 medium)
1 jar (12.5 ounces) caramel ice cream topping

Instructions

Heat oven to 400 degrees F. In a medium mixing bowl, combine brown sugar, margarine and shortening. Mix well. Stir in 1-3/4 cup flour, oats, salt and baking soda. Reserve 2 cups of the mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into bottom of a 9x13-inch ungreased baking dish. In medium mixing bowl, stir together apples and 3 tablespoons flour. Spread over mixture in baking dish. Pour caramel over apple layer. Top with reserved oat mixture; press lightly. Bake until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Cut into bars while still warm. Makes about 36 bars.

Sheila Schultz
Hillsdale



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