Flaky Apple Pie Bars

These Flaky Apple Pie Bars are a delightful twist on the classic apple pie. With a buttery crust and a sweet, spiced apple filling, these bars are perfect for any occasion, whether it’s a cozy night in or a special gathering with friends and family

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

These Flaky Apple Pie Bars are a great alternative to traditional apple pie, offering the same delicious flavors in a portable and easy-to-eat form. The combination of buttery crust, sweet apples, and warm spices creates a comforting and satisfying treat that everyone will love.


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 4 medium-sized apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup apple cider
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9×13 inch pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together flour and granulated sugar. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. Press two-thirds of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan.
  4. Toss sliced apples with lemon juice, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt.
  5. Spread the apple mixture over the crust in the pan.
  6. In a small saucepan, combine cornstarch and apple cider, cook until thick. Stir in vanilla.
  7. Pour over the apple layer. Crumble the remaining flour mixture on top.
  8. Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden and bubbly.
  9. Allow to cool before slicing into bars.

Prep Time: 20 minutes | Cooking Time: 50 minutes | Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes | Kcal: 220 kcal per bar | Servings: 18 bars


Store these Flaky Apple Pie Bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. For longer storage, you can refrigerate them for up to a week or freeze them for up to 3 months. Simply thaw at room temperature or reheat before serving.

Recipe Tips

  • For a variation, you can add a handful of chopped nuts or a sprinkle of oats to the crumb mixture for extra texture.
  • Serve these bars warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream for a decadent dessert experience.
  • Feel free to adjust the amount of sugar and spices in the apple filling to suit your taste preferences.

Enjoy these Flaky Apple Pie Bars as a delicious treat that captures the essence of a classic apple pie in a convenient and shareable form!”

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