Crumb Topped Apple Pie Bars

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When you think of apples, one of the logical places to go is apple pie! Tender, flaky pastry crust paired with a soft, juicy, cinnamon apple filling. It is another classic for apples. Well, I have a twist on that classic pie for you today. These crumb topped apple pie bars are all that you would expect from an crumb topped apple pie, but includes a sweet sugary glaze.

You can always skip the glaze and top with ice cream instead, if you prefer.  Either way, these bars are divine! Keep in mind my tip from yesterday  – use a combination of apples in this recipe. It just makes them better. My favorite combination is Granny Smith with Gala. I think they compliment each other well. You have some tart flavor with sweet.

Also, the crust these crumb topped apple pie bars is a no roll crust. It comes out crumbly and then you press it into the 9 x 13 pan. It makes this much easier to make than a regular pie crust. No rolling or cutting needed here. Then you top it and bake it all together.

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Here is what you need to make the

Crumb Topped Apple Pie Bars

  • FLOUR
  • SUGAR
  • BAKING POWDER
  • SALT
  • BUTTER
  • EGGS
  • APPLES
  • CINNAMON
  • NUTMEG
  • POWDERED SUGAR
  • MILK
  • VANILLA

Crumb Topped Apple Pie Bars

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Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 cup cold butter cut into pieces
  • 2 egg yolks beaten

Filling:

  • 4 cups of 1/8 inch apple slices no peel
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg

Cinnamon Glaze:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbsp milk
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ vanilla

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large bowl, combine the flour sugar, salt and baking powder for the crust. Add the butter and cut it in with a pastry cutter until crumbly.
  • Add the egg yolks to the crumbly mixture.
  • Press half of the crust mixture into the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Set aside remaining half of the crust.
  • In another bowl, combine all of the filling ingredients together. Spread filling mixture evenly over crust that has been pressed into the 9 x 13 pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining reserved crust over the filling.
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes until crust begins to turn golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the glaze mixture until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bars. Makes 12-16 bars.
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Recipe adapted from Simple Savvy Recipes.

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