Dutch Caramel Apple Pie Bars Recipe

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Marie Collins Modified: March 25, 2022
Dutch Caramel Apple Pie Bars Recipe

How To Make Dutch Caramel Apple Pie Bars

A flaky crust with a spiced filling, these apple pie bars are comforting as they are luscious, especially with that drizzling of rich caramel sauce on top.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



For Crust Ingredients:

  • cupsall purpose flour
  • ¾tspsalt
  • ½cupunsalted butter
  • 1largeegg,beaten
  • 2tbspcold water

For Apple Filling Ingredients:

  • 2tbspall purpose flour,unbleached
  • ¾cupsugar
  • tspnutmeg
  • ½tspcinnamon
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 6cupsapples,peeled, cored, and diced
  • 2tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupheavy cream

For Crumb Topping Ingredients:

  • cupsall purpose flour,unbleached
  • ¾cupsugar
  • ¼tspsalt
  • 1tspcinnamon
  • ½cupunsalted butter,melted
  • 1tspvanilla extract

For Caramel Topping:

  • 1cupbrown sugar
  • 4tbspbutter
  • ½cuphalf and half
  • 1tbspvanilla
  • pinchsalt


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and lightly grease a 13×9-inch pan.

  2. In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt; using a pastry blender, cut in the butter. Drizzle the beaten egg over the mixture and toss lightly to combine.

  3. Add the cold water 1 tablespoons at a time, stirring gently until the dough starts to clump together. Roll the dough into a generous rectangle to fit your pan. .

  4. Place the dough in the pan and prick it all over with a fork; bake it for 10 to 12 minutes, until it is set and barely starting to harden


  1. Whisk the flour, sugar, spices, and salt together. Add in the apples, tossing to coat. Stir in the vanilla, then the cream, spread the filling over the crust.


  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

  2. In another bowl, combine the melted butter and extracts; pout over the flour mixture.

  3. Stir until the butter is absorbed and the mixture forms fairly even crumbs and sprinkle over the filling.

  4. Bake for 15 minutes; decrease temperature to 350 degrees F; bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the topping is brown and the filling is bubbly.

  5. Remove from oven and cool on a rack; let them cool to lukewarm before cutting.


  1. Mix all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook while whisking gently for 5 to 7 minutes, until thicker. Turn off heat. Serve warm or refrigerate until cold. Drizzle on top of apple slab pie.


  • Calories: 259.71kcal
  • Fat: 12.42g
  • Saturated Fat: 7.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.39g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.57g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.26g
  • Fiber: 1.18g
  • Sugar: 21.72g
  • Protein: 2.38g
  • Cholesterol: 41.83mg
  • Sodium: 205.69mg
  • Calcium: 23.66mg
  • Potassium: 73.20mg
  • Iron: 0.90mg
  • Vitamin A: 110.33µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.34mg
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