Easy Apple Pie Bars Recipe

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Greg Warren Modified: March 24, 2022
Easy Apple Pie Bars Recipe

How To Make Easy Apple Pie Bars

These apple pie bars are individual bite-sized goodies that have a flaky buttermilk crust surrounding its sweet and perfectly spiced apple filling.

Preparation: 45 minutes
Cooking: 50 minutes
Total: 1 hour 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • 2cupsall-purpose flour
  • ½tspsalt
  • 12tbspsalted butter,cold, diced into cubes
  • ¼cupbuttermilk,chilled, plus 2 tbsp
  • 1egg yolk
  • lbsgranny smith apples,(about 6 medium apples)
  • tbsporange juice
  • 1tspvanilla extract
  • ½cupall-purpose flour
  • ½cupgranulated sugar
  • cuplight-brown sugar,packed
  • tspcinnamon
  • ¼tspnutmeg
  • 1egg white
  • tbspRaw Turbinado sugar
  • ¼tspcinnamon

For Vanilla Glaze:

  • 1cuppowdered sugar
  • 2tbsphalf and half,or milk
  • ½tspvanilla extract

Instructions

Pie Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together 2 cups flour and salt. Cut the butter into the flour mixture with a pastry cutter or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  3. Add the buttermilk and egg yolk to mixture, then stir until mixture comes together and can be formed into a ball.

  4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough.

Apple Pie Filling:

  1. Peel, core and dice the apples into thin and small pieces.

  2. Place the diced apples in a large mixing bowl. Add orange juice and 1 teaspoon of vanilla, then toss the apples to evenly coat.

  3. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together ½ cup of flour, granulated sugar, light-brown sugar, 1¼ teaspoon of cinnamon, and nutmeg.

  4. Pour the flour mixture over the apple mixture, then toss to evenly coat. Set aside.

To Assemble:

  1. Divide the pie dough into 2 equal portions. Roll one portion into a 13×9-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Lift the rolled dough into an ungreased 13×9-inch baking dish.

  2. Toss the apple mixture once more, then pour into baking dish over the pie crust.

  3. Roll the remaining dough into a 13½x9½-inch rectangle, then place rolled dough over the apples.

  4. In a small mixing bowl, whisk the egg white until foamy, then brush the egg white over top of the pie crust.

  5. In a separate small mixing bowl, whisk together raw turbinado sugar with cinnamon. Sprinkle cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over top pie crust.

  6. Bake in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes until golden brown and the apples are tender when pierced with a toothpick.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares.

Vanilla Glaze:

  1. Combine the powdered sugar, half and half, and vanilla extract in a small mixing bowl, then whisk until smooth.

  2. Add an additional ½ tablespoon of half and half if a thinner consistency is preferred.

  3. Drizzle with the glaze over the apple pie bars, serve with vanilla ice cream, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store bars in refrigerator in an airtight container, rewarm in the microwave if desired.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 264.56kcal
  • Fat: 9.45g
  • Saturated Fat: 5.75g
  • Trans Fat: 0.35g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 2.43g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.45g
  • Carbohydrates: 42.29g
  • Fiber: 2.45g
  • Sugar: 24.39g
  • Protein: 2.92g
  • Cholesterol: 32.88mg
  • Sodium: 154.55mg
  • Calcium: 21.93mg
  • Potassium: 123.07mg
  • Iron: 1.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 81.88µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.28mg
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