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Cinnamon Apple Bars

Cinnamon apple bars
Cinnamon apple bars
Krusteaz

Homemade is easy with this cheater recipe from Krusteaz. From-scratch purists might disapprove, but this dessert tastes better than store bought and is perfect for holiday get-togethers. The only time consuming task is slicing and peeling the apples. Enjoy!

Servings 24

1 package Krusteaz Cinnamon Crumb Cake & Muffin Mix (1 pouch each cake mix and cinnamon topping mix)

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1/4 cup all-purpose flour

4 apples, peeled and thinly sliced

1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

Vanilla ice cream (optional)

Preheat oven to 350°F. Place full pouch cake mix, butter and flour in medium bowl. Using an electric mixer, mix on low speed until dough forms. Press dough evenly into bottom of lightly greased 13x9x2-inch pan. Arrange apple slices over dough. In small bowl, mix together full pouch cinnamon topping mix and nuts. Sprinkle over apples. Bake 40-45 minutes. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream, if desired.