Easy Apple Pie Bars

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Apple pie bars can be enjoyed as a simple after-dinner delight or as a crowd-pleaser at parties.

Delicious Homemade Apple Pie Bars – Perfect For Every Occasion!

Thanksgiving and Christmas were a time for family get-togethers in our house when I was growing up.

How I miss those days. The thing I remember the most was Auntie Josie’s Apple Pie Bars and Christmas cut-out cookies.

She always made the best and I would look forward to both of those desserts.

The thing about it was that she would only make them on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

A stack of apple crumb bars on a red plate.

No other holiday or get-together any other time of the year.

Kind of like me making the Sausage stuffing only on Thanksgiving and Christmas. Weird..I know. lol

Whether you prefer a simple indulgence after dinner or a crowd-pleasing dessert for your next gathering, apple pie bars are the perfect choice.

Why You Will Love This Recipe

  • Homemade apple pie bars are the perfect treat for any occasion.
  • These bars are easy to make and offer a unique twist of streusel to the classic apple pie flavors.
  • Apple pie bars can be enjoyed as a simple after-dinner delight or as a crowd-pleaser at parties.
  • You can create these mouth-watering treats right at home with just a few ingredients.

FAQs

What are apple pie bars?

Apple pie bars are a delicious dessert that combines the flavors of traditional apple pie with the convenience of a bar. They are made with a buttery crust, a layer of sweet and spiced apple filling, and a crumbly streusel topping.

Can I customize with different toppings?

Definitely! While the recipe calls for a streusel topping, you can get creative and customize your pie bars with other delicious toppings. Try adding a drizzle of caramel sauce, a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar, or even a scoop of ice cream for an extra indulgence.

Aunt josie's apple pie bars recipe.

Makes 9 servings

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 35 minutes

Ingredients:

  • Butter, softened
  • Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Apple pie filling

For the streusel topping:

  • Brown sugar
  • Flour
  • Butter, cubed

Pro Tip: If you want to add a little extra kick to your muffins, try adding a pinch of cayenne pepper to the dry mix. It will give your muffins a subtle and spicy flavor.

How to Make Aunt Josie’s Apple Pie Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper, making sure the edges of the paper hang over the edges of the pan.

Beat together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.

Add the flour and salt and mix until combined. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan in an even layer.

A series of photos showing the process of making a cake.

Spread the pie filling over the top of the crust.

Applesauce in a pan on a red and white checkered tablecloth.

Make the streusel topping by whisking together the brown sugar and flour.

A white bowl with flour, sugar and a wooden spoon.

Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle the topping over the pie filling.

A baking dish with a crumb topping on it.

Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. The pie bars are finished baking when the filling is bubbling and the streusel topping is golden brown.

Allow the bars to cool completely, then remove them from the pan by pulling the edges of the parchment paper up. Cut into bars before serving.

Apple crumble bars on a wooden cutting board.

After a hearty dinner, there’s no better way to satisfy a sweet tooth than with a delicious apple pie bar.

These bars offer the perfect combination of warm, comforting flavors.

A stack of apple crumb bars on a red plate.

Serve them on their own or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for an extra indulgence.

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Aunt Josie’s Apple Pie Bars

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These apple pie bars are easy to make with a twist of streusel to the classic apple pie flavor and are enjoyed as a crowd pleaser at parties.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 342 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoons alt
  • 1 21- ounce can apple pie filling

For the streusel topping:

  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 tablespoons butter cubed

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper, making sure the edges of the paper hang over the edges of the pan.
  • Beat together the butter and sugar in a large bowl. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined.
  • Add the flour and salt and mix until combined. Press the dough into the bottom of the pan in an even layer.
  • Spread the pie filling over the top of the crust.
  • Make the streusel topping by whisking together the brown sugar and flour. Cut in the butter using a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Sprinkle the topping over the pie filling.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 35 minutes. The pie bars are finished baking when the filling is bubbling and the streusel topping is golden brown.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely, then remove them from the pan by pulling the edges of the parchment paper up. Cut into bars before serving.
    Apple pie holiday bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 342kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 4gFat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 150mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30g
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Conclusion

There you have it…delicious homemade apple pie bars, perfect for every occasion!

These bars are not only easy to make but also incredibly versatile.

Whether you’re looking for a sweet treat after dinner or a party delight, these bars won’t disappoint.

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Aunt josie's apple pie bars.

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