Prep Time 30m
Cook Time 45m
Ready Time 120m
Yield 4 dozen bars

  • 3/4 cup Crisco® All-Vegetable Shortening, plus additional for greasing pan
  • 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups quick oats, uncooked
  • 3 to 4 (about 4 cups) Granny Smith or Golden Delicious apples, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 (14 oz.) bag caramel candies, unwrapped
Preparation Directions
  • Step 1Heat oven to 350ºF. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan with shortening.
  • Step 2Combine 3/4 cup shortening and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed with electric mixer; add egg. Beat until well blended.
  • Step 3Mix together 1 1/2 cups flour, salt and baking soda. Add gradually to creamed mixture. Add in oats. Mix until blended. Reserve 1 1/4 cups of mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture into prepared pan. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Step 4Toss apples with 2 tablespoons flour and lemon juice. Distribute apple mixture evenly over partially baked crust. Press in lightly.
  • Step 5Place caramels in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH (100% power) 1 minute. Stir. Repeat until caramels are melted. Drizzle melted caramel evenly over apples. Crumble reserved topping evenly over caramel.
  • Step 6Bake 30 to 40 minutes, or until apples are tender and top is golden brown (do not overbake). Loosen caramel from sides of pan with knife. Cool completely. Cut into 1 1/2 inch bars. Cover tightly with plastic wrap to store.
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