Apple Pie Bars

Posted on September 18 2014

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This recipe starts out with fun.. Head out to your yard or nearby orchard and pick a pail of ripe juicy apples.  If no fresh apples available purchase your favorite baking apples. Great tasting dessert or could be cut into granola size bars and wrapped for individual snacks.

Accessories:  Ankarsrum Assistant with Plastic Bowl and Cookies Whips
also Vegetable Slicer with slicing blade
Quantity:  1  15 x 17 Cookie sheet
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Ingredients and instructions for Crust:

  • 1  1/2 cup soft butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  •         3 cups flour
  •         1/2 tsp salt

Blend together at medium speed till light and fluffy.  Pat into parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes or until golden brown.  Don’t over bake. Cool.

Ingredients and instructions for filling:

  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 8 cups cored apples
  • 1 tbsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

Core apples.   If you have a corer it works great and my apples were just the right size to fit in the vegetable chute, if to large cut in half. Melt butter in pan and add the brown sugar and apples.  Cook till apples are soft and caramelized about 10 minutes.  Stir frequently to avoid burning.  If it gets to dry add a bit of water, fresh picked apples should be fine without the water. Set aside and make topping.

Ingredients and instructions for Topping

  • 2 cups fresh rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1  cup brown sugar
  • 1  tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter

I mixed this all together in the plastic bowl and blended on low till crumbly.  About a minute.

Assembly:

Pour apple mixture over the base and spread evenly.  Distribute crumbs evenly over the apple layer pressing in just slightly.  Bake for about 30 minutes in a 350 degree oven.  Serve warm or at room temperature. I served with freshly whipped cream. For whipped cream I used 1 cup whipping cream, 1 1/2 tbsp. sugar and 1 tsp vanilla.  Sprinkle with fresh ground cinnamon.

A Note:  Next time I make this I would use 1 1/2 batch of the filling as though it tasted good I would have preferred more fruit.

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