Sometimes we are overrun with apples that are on the brink of going bad. Do you have the same problem at your house? I don’t know what it is. We buy a bag of apples, with the full intentions of eating one daily, and then all of a sudden I am looking for ways to use them up before they go bad! Well, at least we have these Super Simple Porter Beer Apple Bars to use them up in a delicious way! It’s not as healthy as a straight-up apple, but it’s a good thing to not waste, right? So, enjoy this recipe guilt-free!
The beer chosen for the Super Simple Porter Beer Apple Bars is the Fat Sherpa Porter from The Establishment Brewing Company. They have a pretty cool story.
Like a lot of other breweries, it started in the basement with a bunch of friends who enjoying home brewing beer. A sign was found on a ski hill, an epic flood took out the basement, and the unforeseen benefit of all this destruction was that the gutted basement was the perfect space to set up a new home-brew system complete with yeast lab. Here, the brewing and experimentation rose to new levels, and soon the medals from various home-brew comps were rolling in. The original Establishment has long since been demolished, but its memory lives on in their taproom. Find out more about Establishment on their website, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Fat Sherpa Porter pours pitch black with tan-brown head that leaves a lace finish along the glass. It smells of coffee, caramel sweetness, a bit of smoke, and earthy-leafy hops. The taste is the earthy-leafy hops to start and moving into the bittersweet cocoa and coffee flavours. Mouthfeel is dry medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, silky-smooth feel with a lingering cocoa-coffee bitterness. Overall this is a very flavourful robust porter.
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 1 egg
- 1-1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup porter beer
- 1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 2 medium tart apple, peeled and diced
Preheat oven to 350 F. Grease and flour an 8×8 baking dish and set aside.
Add butter and brown sugar to the mixing bowl of a stand mixer. Beat on high until light and fluffy. Add in the egg, oil, vanilla extract and beat until combined well. Add in the beer and mix well (it may curdle and that's ok)
Add in the flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg and apples. Stir until just combined and pour into prepared baking dish.
Bake for 45-50 minutes. Allow to cool, cut into squares and enjoy with a porter or stout beer.