Butterscotch Apple Cream Bars – Fall Sweet Treat

If you like the taste of toffee apples in the fall, you will love this delicious bar recipe. These butterscotch apple cream bars are just scrumptious.  They are sort of a cross between a toffee apple and a snickers candy bar.  Bye bye diet! 

I used butterscotch bits for my filling and topping which gives the bars a double dose of fall sweetness.

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The bars are easy to make too.  The crust is made of healthy old fashioned oats, not so healthy brown sugar, pecans and spices, as well as a generous helping of butter.  (look out Paula Deen.  You have some competition with this recipe!)

Old fashioned oats, butter, brown sugar, spices and pecans make up the crust for these delicious bars.

While the crust is hot, sprinkle with the butterscotch bits. This gives it a decadent flavor.  while it is still hot. 

Butterscotch bits sprinkled over the crust adds a decadent flavor

Add your filling and then crumble the remainder of the crust over the top and finish baking.

Sour cream and apple filling gives these bars a tangy taste

The final step is to add the butterscotch drizzle for a decadent touch.  So yummy.

Butterscotch Apple Cream bars. So delicious and decadent!

And did I tell you that the house smells great while these are cooking?    I opened that oven door just to breath in the yummy smell at one point.  Divine!

Butterscotch Apple Bars with drizzle

I cooled these bars in the fridge and then just peeled off the aluminum foil and sliced them.  Easy peasy and they came out into very nice squares.

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Decadent Butterscotch apple bars. Like a toffee apple and snickers bar in a dessert!
Yield: 20

Butterscotch Apple Cream Bars

Butterscotch Apple Cream Bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

CRUST-

  • 1 cup of unsalted butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup of packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups of old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. all spice

CREAM FILLING-

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 5 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 egg (I use free range eggs)
  • 1/4 cup of butterscotch bits
  • 2 medium granny smith apples finely chopped

BUTTERSCOTCH SAUCE-

  • 11 oz. bag of Butterscotch bits
  • ¼ c. whipping cream

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350º, In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar. Add remaining ingredients for the crust.
  • Press 3/4 of the crust mixture into a 9x13 pan that has been lined with aluminum foil. Bake for 8-10 min. Sprinkle half of the butterscotch bits over the hot crust.
  • Next, mix the sour cream and sugar together and add in the rest of the filling ingredients.
  • Pour this mixture over the crust being sure that the apple is well spread out over the crust and the filling is near the edges. Finally, crumble the remaining 1/4 crust mixture over the top.
  • Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes.
  • To make the topping, melt the remaining butterscotch bits and the whipping cream over low heat and drizzle over the top of the bars.
  • Let the bars cool well before cutting. Store in an air tight container.
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