Apple Pie Bars Recipes

Apple Pie Bars are a wonderful three-layer version of apple pie.  Shortbread crust, delicately sautéed cinnamon apples, and buttery crumb topping.

– 3 medium apples, peeled and sliced 1/8-inch thick – 9 g (2 teaspoons) fresh lemon juice – 40 g (3 tablespoons) granulated sugar – 28 g (2 tablespoons) unsalted butter – 18 g (2 tablespoons) all-purpose flour – 28 g (2 tablespoons) packed light brown sugar – 2 g (1 teaspoon) cinnamon – pinch nutmeg



I adore apple pie! Classic desserts can be eaten year-round.  Because I enjoy it, I made apple pie bars with identical components for a tasty treat. 


Lemon juice will keep cut apples from browning while you prepare the other ingredients.


Sautéed apples taste caramelized with brown sugar.  Essentially, brown sugar is granulated sugar with molasses.  This gives these bars a pleasant fall flavor.


The crumble topping is crisp with chopped walnuts.  You can use your favorite nut or a mix.  This dish works great with pecans or almonds.  Remove nuts from the topping if you don't like them.


These apples are baking staples.  They balance the sugar's sweetness with tartness.  When baked, Granny Smith apples retain their shape and can be used alone or with other apples.


Crisp and juicy, this apple bakes well.  Tart and sweet, it makes a great baking apple.  The red exterior with yellow and green stripes is attractive.


Fuji apples are popular snacks.  Large, juicy, and crisp, they retain their structure when baked.  They make great sweets with their honey-sweet flavor.


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Apple Pie Bars Recipes