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Apple Pie Bars

These apple pie bars start with a simple homemade crust, layers of thinly sliced apples, and a drizzle of caramel sauce. The crumb topping is buttery and sweet.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword apples, easy pie recipes, fall
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Servings 12
Calories 473kcal


For the crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup cold butter cubed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 4-5 tablespoons cold water

For the filling:

  • 8 cups thinly sliced and peeled green apples about 8 apples
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce

For the topping:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup cold butter cubed


To make the crust:

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9x13 baking dish with nonstick spray.
  • Add the flour, butter, and salt to a food processor and process until you have a mixture of pea sized pieces of butter throughout.
  • While pulsing, add the water one tablespoon at a time until you have a moist dough that just barely holds together.
  • Press mixture into the prepared baking dish and bake for 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  • Set aside to cool for 15 minutes.

To make the filling:

  • Toss the apple slices, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a mixing bowl until well combined.
  • Spoon the apples over the crust and drizzle with the caramel sauce.

To make the topping:

  • Place the flour, sugar, and cubed butter into a food processor and process until you have coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  • Bake for 60-70 minutes or until the top is golden and the filling is bubbling.
  • Cool before slicing and serving.



Serving: 1slice | Calories: 473kcal | Carbohydrates: 65g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 272mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 758IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg