Friday, January 29, 2010

Betty Crocker Apple Streusel Bars

1 (1lb. 1.5 oz) oatmeal cookie mix
½ c. cold butter or margarine
2 (8oz) pkgs. cream cheese, softened
½ c. sugar
2 Tbsp. flour
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 (21 oz) can apple pie filling
½ tsp. ground cinnamon
¼ c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Heat oven to 350*. Spray bottom and sides of 9x13 pan with cooking spray. In large bowl, place cookie mix. With fork, cut butter in until mixture is crumbly and coarse. Reserve 1 ½ c.; press remaining crumbs in bottom of the pan. Bake 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in large bowl, beat cream cheese, sugar, flour vanilla and egg until smooth. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over partially baked crust. In medium bowl, mix pie filling and cinnamon. Spoon evenly over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle reserved crumbs over top. Sprinkle with walnuts. Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until light golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes. Refrigerate to chill, about 2 hours.

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