Apple Pie Bars
Apple Pie Bars Recipe

Apple Pie Bars

Apple pie bars are a pleasing treat size. These apple bars are an all-time favorite, perfect for after school snacks, coffee with friends or as an easy dessert.

The Story Behind the Recipe
1 hr
1 hr 45 min



1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1/2 cup milk

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter, cut into chunks


1 cup crushed corn flakes

8 to 10 medium (8 cups) tart cooking apples , peeled, sliced

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (white only)

2 tablespoons sugar


1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 to 2 tablespoons milk

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Beat egg yolk in bowl. Add 1/2 cup milk; mix well. Set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Combine flour and salt in bowl; cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg yolk mixture with fork until dough forms a ball. Divide dough in half.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out half of dough on lightly floured surface into 15x10-inch rectangle; place onto bottom of ungreased 15x10x1 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with corn flakes; top with apples.

  5. STEP 5

    Combine 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and nutmeg in bowl. Sprinkle over apples. Roll remaining half of dough into 15 1/2x10 1/2-inch rectangle; place over apples.

  6. STEP 6

    Beat reserved egg white with fork until foamy; brush over top crust. Combine remaining cinnamon and 2 tablespoons sugar in bowl; sprinkle over crust. Bake 45-60 minutes or until lightly browned.

  7. STEP 7

    Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over warm bars.

Tip #1

If pastry dough does not form a ball easily, add up to 1 tablespoon additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time.

Tip #2

To easily transfer pastry to baking pan, fold pastry in half; fold in half again. Place folded corner at center of pan. Unfold pastry carefully.

Tip #3

Top pastry should be rolled on lightly floured surface slightly larger than bottom pastry to allow pastry to cover filling easily.


5Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
115Sodium (mg)
21Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


Explore reviews from
our online community

  October 31, 2016

this recipe is delicious

— says judy
  January 07, 2016

I've used this recipe for years (got it from Land o Lakes). It is easy to make and so yummy. Comfort food. One change I make is to use apple cider instead of milk in the frosting.

— says Colleen
  November 22, 2015

Turned out thin and skimpy. I'm doubly the ingredients next time in the same pan for a generous piece of pie. Dough recipe worked easily. Just needs more filling and a thicker crust.

— says Linda
  October 18, 2015

This recipe ROCKS!!! You can really cut corners and buy store bought crust, but this is really easy.

— says Julie
  October 01, 2015

Gross! They have no flavor and came out very dry. I made a pan in hopes of serving it to my guests from church but no way. They are going in the trash. Sorry I don't see what all the rave is about this recipe.

— says Deana
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