Aprium Pistachio Oat Bars
1 1/2 Cups of all-purpose flour
1/4 Cup of chopped pistachios
1/2 Cup of sugar
1/2 Teaspoon of baking powder
1 Teaspoon of lemon zest
Pinch of kosher salt
1/2 Cup (1 Stick) of cold butter
For the filling
1 Cup of sugar
1/4 Cup of flour
2 Lemons, squeezed and strained
Zest of one lemon
3 Tablespoons of milk or cream
1/4 Teaspoon of salt
1/2 Teaspoon of cinnamon
4-5 Family Tree Farms® apriums, halved
Powdered sugar (optional)
Grease and line a 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper and set aside. Preheat oven to 375 F.
In a large mixing bowl combine flour, sugar, pistachios, baking powder, lemon zest, and salt. With a cheese grater, grate your stick of cold butter into the flour mixture. Add in your egg. With your hands or a pastry blender combine dough mixture until crumbly. Pat the dough evenly into your greased and parchment lined pan and set aside.
In a large mixing bowl whisk together sugar, flour, cinnamon, lemon juice + zest, milk, and salt. Then whisk in your three eggs. Pour mixture over pressed dough. Place halved apriums evenly into fillling.
Bake for 40-45 minutes or until the middle no longer jiggles. Let cool for 20-30 minutes. If desired, sift with powdered sugar and serve.