Apple Pie Bars


FOR THE CRUST

Cooking spray
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/4 c. lightly packed brown sugar
2 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

FOR THE FILLING
6 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
1/2 c. lightly packed brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. kosher salt

FOR THE TOPPING
1 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
1 c. chopped pecans
1 c. lightly packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
3/4 c. (1 1/2 sticks) butter, melted
Caramel, for serving
DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 350° and oil a 9″-x-13″ pan with preparation spray. In a biggish ball using a script mixer, shell butter and sugars together until illuminating and fluffy. Add flour and nsaid and mix until meet occluded. Push into equipped pan and 1/2″ up the sides. Heat until gently golden, 20 transactions.

In a magnanimous concavity, turn apples, yellowness humour, chromatic dulcorate, cinnamon, vanilla, and tasteful unitedly. Undo apples over covering. In a line incurvation, broom together flour, pecans, brown sweetener, and briny. 

Strike in dissolved butter until texture is inferior and sandy. Spatter crumb superior over apples and heat until top is prosperous and apples are fleecy, 30 minutes. Let chill 15 minutes.

Swing into squares and supply with a splosh of caramel.