I finally found those pretty pink fleshed apples on this tiny island. Thanks to Bartlett's Farm for carrying an awesome selection of heirloom and unusual apples this season. The variety used in this recipe is called "Hidden Rose" and I thought it was great for baking; it's crisp and tart. I wanted to show off the apples beautiful blush hue so thought making layered breakfast type bars would be a good way to do just that.
I've recently become interested and curious about Scottish cuisine mainly because of my obsession with Outlander - the book series and tv show. I'm actually listening to the Outlander Cast podcast as I type this up. If you're a fellow fan hit me up! But anyway I thought an oatcake biscuit dough would make a good base for the apples to bake on. Oatcakes are crumbly hearty Scottish biscuits (cookies) that are not too sweet and if made with gluten free oats are gluten free friendly as well.
Let's talk about the faux caramel sauce though. ZOMG! It's so easy and so so good. Just stir together the ingredients and violà! You can use any nut or seed butter, I used peanut butter.
This recipe is in collaboration with Coyuchi, whose lovely organic eco table linens are featured in the photos. Click though this link to get the full recipe on their blog: Apple Oatcake Bars.