As most of you know by now, I have been a Hood Sour Cream ambassador for the last few months. I’ve shared my own recipe for Beef Stroganoff Pizza, using Hood Sour Cream as a key ingredient, and I’ve shared lots of information about the fantastic #FastFamilyMeals contest that Hood and radio station Country 102.5 are having. In fact you still have time to enter if you haven’t already! Here is some information about the contest:
From now until Friday, October 2, 2015, Country 102.5 (WKLB-FM) will host the Hood® Sour Cream Family Meals Contest on its website. Listeners and readers can send in a picture of their favorite quick, and easy recipe, using Hood® Sour Cream to be entered to win weekly prizes, including a pair of tickets to see some of the hottest country acts. Winners will also receive a $50 gift certificate for Peapod and a Coupon for FREE Hood® Sour Cream. That’s not all! Weekly winners will be entered into a grand prize (Country 102.5 will pick the winner) : The grand prize winner will have Chef Joe Gatto stock his/her fridge with meals for a week, as well as one year’s worth of FREE Hood® Sour Cream and a $500 gift certificate to peapod. Chef Joe Gatto is the creator and host of “From Scratch.”
My challenge today was to come up with my own recipe that was inspired by one of the recipes entered into the contest. The original recipe was a cake made with Hood Sour Cream. I’ve decided to make a Spiced Apple Pie Bar that uses Hood Sour Cream as one of its main ingredients. I hope you enjoy!
- 1 c butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
- 1 c light brown sugar
- 3 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 6 small Macintosh apples, shredded or chopped
- 2 ½ Tablespoons Apple Pie Spice (or cinnamon and a sprinkle of nutmeg)
- 1 c Hood sour cream
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 Tbsp all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 375 and prepare an 9×13 pan by spraying with cooking spray.
- Make the crust by mixing together the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add the melted butter. The dough will be crumbly but make sure all of the butter is incorporated.
- Reserve 1½ cup of the crust and press the remaining into the bottom of your 9×13 prepared baking pan.
- For the Hood sour cream filling, mix together the Hood sour cream, sugar, 2 Tbsps flour, egg, and vanilla. Pour over the crust.
- Coat the apples with the cinnamon and nutmeg and sprinkle apples evenly over sour cream mixture.
- Sprinkle your reserved crust mixture over the top and bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely and serve into squares. Store in the refrigerator.
- Optional: For a little extra touch of fall, you can add a ½ cup of dried cranberries to the Hood sour cream filling before baking!
Once again, stay informed with Hood Sour Cream and the #FastFamilyMeals contest by following these social media channels:
Hood Social Handles:
o Twitter (@hphood)
o Instagram (@hphood)
o Facebook (hphood)
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o Pinterest (@hphood)
· Country 102.5 Social Handles:
o Twitter (@Country1025WKLB)
o Facebook (Country 102.5 WKLB Boston)
o Instagram (@country1025wklb)
· Chef Joe Gatto:
o Facebook (From Scratch)
o Twitter (@gatto_joe)
o Instagram (@Chefjoegatto)
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I hope you enjoy these Spiced Apple Pie Bars! Check out Hood’s Fast & Delicious Meals board on Pinterest for more scrumptious recipes!