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Easy Apple Pie Bars

These bars are a sweet and delicious fall dessert made with apple pie filling layer and cinnamon streusel topping.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apple pie bars
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 servings
Calories 264 kcal
Author Anna

Ingredients

for the apple filling:

  • 3 cups sliced apples I used Golden Delicious
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoons ground cloves
  • 1 tablespoon butter

for crust and topping:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Line a square 8" baking pan with parchment paper. You can use a round pan as well.
  3. Wash, core and peel apples. Slice into 1/4" thick slices.
  4. In a large bowl, toss apple slices with cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Add brown sugar and lemon juice and toss gently. Set aside.
  5. Melt butter in skillet. Add apples and saute on medium low heat for 3 to 4 minutes, or until softened. Remove from heat and set aside.
  6. Melt butter in microwave, in 15 second increments. Stir and let cool completely.
  7. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, salt and cloves.
  8. Add cooled butter to flour mixture and stir with a fork. The mixture should resemble coarse crumbs.
  9. Reserve 3/4 cup of crumb mixture. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom of prepared pan.
  10. Spread apple slices over crust into an even layer. Make sure to Pour the brown sugar sauce from the pan over the apples.
  11. Sprinkle crumb topping mixture over apples.
  12. Bake bars for 23 to 25 minutes OR until the top is golden brown.
  13. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  14. Serve warm with caramel sauce or caramel ice cream.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Apple Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 111mg3%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 20g22%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 36mg4%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.