Crust & Streusel
2 cups oats (quick or old-fashioned), uncooked
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/4 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup margarine or butter, melted
3 cups peeled, thinly sliced apples (about 3 medium)
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (12-oz.) jar raspberry or apricot preserves (1 cup)
Heat oven to 375 deg.
For crust & streusel: Combine oats, flour, sugar and baking powder; mix well. Add margarine, mixing until moistened. Reserve 2 cups; set aside. Press remaining oat mixture onto bottom of 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Bake 15 minutes.
For filling: Combine apples and flour. Stir in preserves. Spread onto crust to within 1/2" of edge. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture, pressing in lightly. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely. Cut into bars.
Makes 2 dozen bars.