Apple-cinnamon Fruit Bars
For Crust: 1 cupÂ Â chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, almonds or hazelnuts) or old-fashioned rolled oats, divided 3/4 cupÂ Â whole-wheat pastry flour (see Note) 3/4 cupÂ Â all-purpose flour 1/2 cupÂ Â sugar 1/2 teaspoonÂ Â salt 4 tablespoonsÂ Â cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1Â Â large egg 2 tablespoonsÂ Â canola oil 1 teaspoonÂ Â vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoonÂ Â almond extract For Fruit Filling: 6 cupsÂ Â diced peeled apples, divided 1/2 cupÂ Â apple cider or orange juice 1/2 cupÂ Â sugar 1/4 cupÂ Â cornstarch 1 1/2 teaspoonsÂ Â ground cinnamon 1 teaspoonÂ Â vanilla extract Tip: : Lower in protein than regular whole-wheat flour, whole-wheat pastry flour is milled from soft wheat and has less gluten-forming potential, making it a better choice for tender baked goods. You can find it in the natural-foods section of large supermarkets and natural-foods stores. Store in the freezer.
Apple-Cinnamon Fruit Bars, Recipe
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