Both Apple and Apple/Apricot Bars are tasty with ice cream on top
1c. sifted flour
½tsp. baking soda
½c. light brown sugar, firmly packed
1c. quick-cooking rolled oats
2tblsp. butter or regular margarine
2½c. tart apple slices
Butter pecan or vanilla ice cream
Sift flour with salt and baking soda. Stir in brown sugar; mix in rolled oats. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Press half of this mixture firmly into bottom of greased 8" square pan or baking dish. Dot with butter. Add apple slices and sprinkle with ¼c. sugar. Cover with rest of crumbs.
Bake in moderate oven (350°) 45 minutes, until top is golden.
Cut in 6 large bars. Serve cold or faintly warm with ice cream or your favorite sauce.