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Apple Cheese Bars

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Butter 1 Cup (16 tbs), softened
  Granulated sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon (bars & brownies)
  Cooking apples 4 Medium, peeled and shredded (such as golden delicious, rome, granny smith, jonathan, or newtown pippin)
  Cheddar cheese 4 Ounce, shredded (1 cup)
  Granulated sugar 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon, ground
  Egg whites 2
  Powdered sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), sifted
  Cream cheese 2 Ounce, softened (1/4 cup)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 350° Fahrenheit.

MAKING
2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together 2 cups flour, butter, 1/2 cup sugar, egg yolks, and baking powder; using an electric mixer, beat until mixture is crumbly.
3. Into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan, place half of the mixture and press to line bottom.
4. Bake in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until crust is lightly browned; keep aside.
5. In another large bowl, mix apples with cheese, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour and cinnamon.
6. Over the hot crust, spread apple mixture and top with remaining crumb mixture; keep aside.
7. In another medium bowl, using an electric mixer, beat egg whites until soft peaks are formed.
8. Gradually add powdered sugar and cream cheese; beat after each addition.
9. Over the crumb mixture, spoon egg mixture and bake for another 30-35 minutes.
10. Remove pan to a wire rack and let cool completely.

FINALISING
11. Cut into bars and store covered in refrigerator.

SERVING
12. Serve Apple Cheese Bars alone.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Apple
Interest: 
Kids, Party, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
5 Minutes
Cook Time: 
50 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Servings: 
15

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