One of Kate’s favorite snacks are these apple plum bars. I started making them for her when she was just beginning solid foods. They’re soft enough that they make a great finger food, and delicious enough that the adults don’t mind finishing up the leftovers–on the rare occasion that there are any!
5 T. Butter, softened
2/3 c. Brown Sugar
1 Egg, beaten
3 T. Milk
1 1/3 c. Flour (I use whole wheat flour)
3/4 t. Baking Soda
1/2 t. Cinnamon
1/4 t. Ground Cloves
1/4 t. Nutmeg
3 lbs Apples, peeled & chopped
3 oz Dried Plums, finely chopped
Cream butter and brown sugar. Mix in egg and milk. Mix in dry ingredients. Add chopped apples and finely chopped dried plums. Mix thoroughly.
Spread in greased pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until cooked through. Cool for 10 minutes before cutting. Freeze leftovers.
Be sure to chop apples into pieces that are small enough for your child.
I recently made a batch where I tried to chop the apples with my food processor. It wasn’t the best technique for chopping (they turned out more minced/nearly pureed), so I only did a couple that way and added them to the bowl, and then chopped the rest of the apples with a knife. The batch turned out extra moist and extra apple-y, so I think I’ll do it that way again next time.
This recipe adapted from here.