Best Apple Pie Bars Recipe

Any day is a good day for apple pie, right? To me apple pie is not just a Fall and Thanksgiving dessert, I want apple pie all throughout the year. Why have such a good thing only once or twice a year? Also, why stick with an ordinary pie? I love turning things into bar form. These are everything you get in an apple pie but in perfect, hand hold-able, individual bars.

Apple Pie Bars Recipe

These are one of my favorite things I have blogged yet. I’m so excited with how well they turned out. Sometimes the things I make for this blog could only be titled as an experiment (an obviously I do not post them, in case you were wondering) because they end result does not turn out how I want it to. These, however, are something to brag about =).

Apple Pie Bars Recipe

Just like a regular apple pie, these do require a bit of work, However, I’m telling you it is so worth it! You can serve these warm with vanilla ice cream or allow them to cool almost entirely and drizzle them with the creamy vanilla glaze, it will remind you of a toaster strudel only a thousand times better. Got a craving for apple pie? You are going to want to try these delicious Apple Pie Bars! Sweet, deliciously spiced, gooey apple filling is surrounded by a flavorful, flaky buttermilk crust and then it’s finished with a delectable, silky vanilla glaze, do things get much better, Enjoy and share!

Apple Pie Bars Recipe

Apple Pie Bars

Perfectly irresistible bars layered with a buttery crust and sweet cinnamon swirled apple pie filling.

Servings: 16
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Pie Bars
Author: Jaclyn from cooking classy


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
12 Tbsp salted butter, cold and then diced into cubes
1/4 cup +2 Tbsp buttermilk, chilled
1 egg yolk
2 1/4 lbs granny smith apples (for about 6 medium apples)
2 1/2 Tbsp orange juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 egg white
1 1/2 Tbsp Raw Turbinado sugar
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Vanilla Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp half and half (milk could be substituted)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

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