I was feeling extra patriotic this Memorial Day weekend and decided to create a little slice of Americana – The Apple Pie. As I rummaged through our cabinets for ingredients, I came across the LAST remaining box of Girl Scout Cookies – A half eaten box of Trefoils Old-Fashioned Shortbread Cookies.
While seriously debating whether or not to chuck the box in the trash, it hit me – A CRUMBLE!
Apple Trefoil Crumb Squares Recipe
• Makes 20 Squares
• Prep time: 30 minutes
• Cook time: 40 minutes
- 1 1/2 processed Trefoil Girl Scout Cookies
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 2 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon of salt
- 1 egg
- 1 cup (2 sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces
- 4 med-sized apples, peeled, cored, and grated
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup old-fashioned oats
Preheat the oven to 375. Grease and line a 9 x 13 pan with parchment paper; set aside.
Blend Trefoil cookies in your food processor till you reach a breadcrumb consistency. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, brown sugar, 1/4 cup granulated sugar, cinnamon, salt, and processed Trefoils. Work in the butter and egg with your hands until pea-sized clumps form and virtually no loose flour remains. Press half of the mixture evenly into the prepared pan.
In another bowl, stir together the 1/2 cup granulated sugar and cornstarch. Squeeze out any excess liquid from the grated apples with a towel, and then mix them into the sugar until thoroughly combined. Sprinkle the apple mixture evenly over the crust. Add oats to reserved dough and combine. Sprinkle the remaining dough over the top of the apples.
Bake for about 40 minutes or until the top is slightly golden. Cool completely before cutting into squares.