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       Title: Apple Streusel Squares
  Categories: Cookies
       Yield: 16 servings
  
       2 c  Flour
     1/4 c  Sugar
     1/4 ts Salt
     1/2 c  Butter; plus 3 tablespoons
       2 lb Apple slices, peeled; use
            -gala/delicious
     1/2 c  Raisins
     1/2 c  Brown sugar, packed
     1/2 ts Cinnamon
       1 tb Cornstarch
       2 tb Lemon juice
            Streusel topping
     3/4 c  Flour
     3/4 c  Pecans; chopped
     1/3 c  Brown sugar, packed
       6 tb Butter; lightly softened
       2 ts Vanilla
     3/4 ts Cinnamon
  
   Recipe by: Good Housekeeping
   Peel, core and slice apples thinly. Use a food processor to slice
   apples, since this makes the job easier. 1/2-inch slices should be about
   right.
   
   Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease sides of 9 x 13-inch
   baking pan. Prepare Streusel Topping:  In medium bowl, mix flour,
   pecans, brown sugar, slightly softened butter, vanilla and cinnamon
   until mixture comes together. Shape into a ball.
   
   Prepare crust:  Into large bowl, measure flour, sugar and salt. Cut in
   1/2 cup cold butter into small bits. With fingertips, blend butter into
   flour mixture until mixture resembles fine crumbs. Press evenly into
   bottom of baking pan.  Bake crust 15 to 20 minutes our until golden.
   Crust may crack slightly but don't worry.  Place apple slices  in
   10-inch skillet. Add raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon and 3 tablespoons
   butter. Cook 15 minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until
   apples are tender. In cup, mix cornstarch and lemon juice. Stir lemon
   juice mixture into apple slice mixture and cook until thickened. This
   should happen quickly. Remove from heat. Spoon apple mixture over crust.
   Break Streusel Topping into chunks and scatter over apple mixture. Bake
   30 minutes or until streusel is browned. Cook completely, in pan, placed
   on wire rack. When cold cut into 16 pieces and serve. Serves 16. 284
   calories per bar, according to MasterCook.
  
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