Apple Pie Bars

July 9, 2014

Author Notes: Start humming The Star-Spangled Banner because these easy and delicious Apple Pie Bars are going to have you pledging allegiance (to Bite Me More). A fresh take on the American classic dessert, these Apple Pie Bars, with their buttery graham crust, luscious apple toffee filling and crunchy streusel, are perfectly portable, personal pies. How bout them apples?bitememore

Makes: 25-30 bars

Ingredients

Graham Crust & Streusel Topping

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Apple Pie Filling

  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup SKOR Toffee Bits
  • 2 cups Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Coat a 13x9-inch baking pan with non-stick cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Press the mixture evenly and firmly into the bottom of the prepared baking pan. Bake crust for 8 minutes, remove from oven and set aside.
  3. For the apple filling, in a large bowl, whisk melted butter and brown sugar until combined. Whisk in eggs and vanilla extract until smooth. Add flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, SKOR bits and chopped apples. Stir just until flour has disappeared. Spread over baked graham crust.
  4. For the streusel topping, in a medium bowl combine flour, brown sugar, sugar and melted butter until streusel is crumbly. Sprinkle streusel evenly overtop apple brownies. Bake for 40-45 minutes until topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool completely. Once cool, refrigerate for easier cutting.

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lois November 27, 2018
These are awesome! And why wouldn't they be with all that butter and sugar?? I wanted to piously announce them too sweet, but alas, I can't. However, I can see making them a tad less unhealthy. As a first, very tame, attempt (I don't like to tinker too much the first time I make a recipe) I replaced the white sugar in the topping with about 1/2 cup of oats, and used 3 cups of chopped apples rather than 2. The next time I make them (and I'm sure there will be a next time!) I will play with additional butter/sugar reductions.