These Apple Custard Bars are the ultimate back-to-school treat! In-season thinly sliced apples get layered into a thick, creamy custard. These versatile bars are just as good for breakfast as they are for dessert or a snack!
Back to school is upon us! It’s hard to believe that summer is almost over and it’s time to return back to the daily grind. I don’t have school-aged children and I don’t work at a school, but I still view this time of year as an opportunity to reset, recenter, and get back into a normal routine.
Having a house stocked with wholesome foods is a big piece of my normalcy puzzle, and these apple custard bars have become a recent staple thanks to their ease, versatility, nutrition, and downright deliciousness. They have the magical ability to morph from breakfast into a mid-day snack and then again into dessert. They're kid-friendly, can be on your table in under an hour, and they’re packed with healthful and organic ingredients that will make you feel as good as they taste.
The custard base is made with Horizon® Organic Grassfed Whole Milk and Horizon Organic eggs. Plus, the apples bring added fiber, vitamins, and minerals to the table. This is what I like to call having your cake and eating it, too!
The recipe is incredibly adaptable. You can easily cut the sugar in half for a less-sweet bar, add cinnamon and other spices for a different flavor, and you can even swap in a cup-to-cup gluten free flour blend for the all-purpose flour if, like me, you’re trying to cut gluten out of your diet. It’s a super forgiving recipe that will taste great no matter what you do. Just don’t overbake them or you won’t achieve that creamy, custardy texture.
I love keeping these bars in my fridge for anytime a hunger pang strikes. Although they’re technically a dessert, I love having them for breakfast since they’re so wholesome. I hope your family loves them as much as mine!
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