Apple-Date Crumble Bars

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Such satisfaction can come from baking. A handful of ingredients, mixed together, added heat and love, and voila! Love you can hold and share with others. Also eat for breakfast, lunch or dessert.

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And any time in between!

The dates in this seem to taste like caramels after you cook them with the apples, but if you aren’t a date fan, you can of course leave them out 🙂

I’m surprised I didn’t add some cinnamon in there somewhere, maybe put in a few teaspoons to the base mixture.

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You could actually use pears or stone fruit instead of apples, so you can use up whatever fruit is leftover from the week! Enjoy everyone 🙂

Apple and Date Crumble Bars
Ingredients:
Base:
2 cups flour
1/2 cup icing sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
100g butter, melted
1 egg
2 Tbsp milk
Filling:
4 apples
1/2 cup dates, chopped.
Topping:
2 Tbsp golden syrup
1&1/2 cups muesli

Instructions:
Cut up the apples into 1cm chunks and boil with a little water until they are soft. Drain and cool.

Preheat the oven to 160 degrees Celsius and line a 20cm square cake tin.

Whisk together the flour and sugars, then mix in the butter, egg and milk until wet and just combined. Press into the cake tin and pour the apples and dates on top.

Bake for half an hour, until the cake is cooked on the edges (You should be able to peak down the sides and see that it is slightly golden). Mix together the muesli and golden syrup and tip onto the top. Bake for 10 minutes, then leave to cool slightly. Enjoy warm or cold!

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