Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars Recipe
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34 Reviews
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.
1:00
Prep Time
1:45
Total Time
36 bars

Ingredients

Pastry

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

Filling

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

Glaze

1 cup
powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon
vanilla
1 to 2 tablespoons
milk

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. Beat egg yolk in bowl. Add 1/2 cup milk; mix well. Set aside.
  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. 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. 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. 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. Combine powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for desired glazing consistency in bowl. Drizzle over warm bars.

Recipe Tips

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

- 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.

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

- Read more about this recipe on Recipe Buzz® Blog.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories
140
Cholesterol
20mg
Carbohydrates
21g
Protein
1g
Fat
5g
Sodium
115mg
Dietary Fiber
1g

Recipe Comments and Reviews

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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LOVED THIS RECIPE!!! Made just for husband and self, so I cut everything in have, (except egg). I also didn't have cornflakes, used raisin bran instead, extra bonus , raisins. Turned out great! Will make again.

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I HAVE MADE THIS RECIPE FOR YEARS WITH FRESH FRUITS AND PIE FILLING. YOU HAVE TO ADJUIST THE AMOUNTS. FAMILY FAVORITE IS STRAWBERRY RHUBARB I GOT THE RECIPE YEARS AGO FROM A BETTER HOMES AND GARDEN MAGAZINE WE LOVE THIS RECIPE

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I used Rice Krispies.....instead of corn flakes...really good! baked in 9x13 pan, worked out fine. Froze the leftovers, the few that were left.

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I used Frosted Flakes instead and cut back on the sugar in the filling. The juice of the apples soaks into the flakes keeping the bottom crust from becoming soggy. I used Grannies and two other kinds of apples and needed only 5 large apples which made the task easer for peeling and slicing. Not so much to eat as a slice of pie which makes it more forgiving to eat!

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Yes, these bars can definitely be frozen after baking - just place the cut bars in a resealable plastic food bag, separating the layers of bars with parchment paper. Thaw completely before serving. Happy baking!

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Can these bars be made ahead and frozen?

Test Kitchen Comment
From: mallory
Yes, these bars can definitely be frozen after baking - just place the cut bars in a resealable plastic food bag, separating the layers of bars with parchment paper. Thaw completely before serving. Happy baking!
Posted June 13, 2014

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Love the portability! I think fresh tart apples help push the flavor to a 5!

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Just made this recipe and it worked out well. When I was rolling the dough I thought perhaps it was overworked, because it didn't seem very short, but after baking the crust was fine. Firm enough to hold together as a bar, but still with some flakiness. Not bad! I added 1/2 tsp of powdered ginger and 1/4 tsp of ground cloves. I also added a bit of extra nutmeg. I tossed all the apple pieces with the sugar and spices to really coat the apples. I didn't put the glaze on the top. I think it is fine without the icing. Now I will buy a small carton of really good vanilla ice cream, which this dessert would be amazing with.

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If you find that you are struggling to make the dough fit and not tear - simply double the pastry recipe - using the full recipe - 1 for each crust. The extra dough can be rolled out and cooked fall on a cookie sheet. Prick it with a fork before baking, The kids love this extra pastry with any flavor pudding or smeared with strawberry or rasberry jam,

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I made this years ago when the boys were little. Forgot about it. Made it again this Easter. WOW, the boys were giving me such a hard time that I need to make them more often. EVERYONE who likes apple pie loves these....easy to make and easy to eat! Great for a dish to take to someone's home...just enough of a sweet treat without a plate and fork involved! In a pinch, I've used a box pie dough although it isn't as easy to work with. This dough is very nice. Thank you!

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I first made this years ago. It is a really great recipe, and I make it instead of apple pie.

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This recipe was wonderful and so easy to make. I used a food processor to make the dough and grate the apples, which probably cut the prep time in half. The dough was refridgerated for about a half hour and I had no problem rolling it out.The dough does come out very thin and it's not easy to get it even. But once you put it in the pan or on the top or the apples, just cut the excess and use that to patch in the corners. You can't tell the difference. I did cut the sugar in half because I used honey crisp apples instead of a tart granny smith, and the the filling was just right. Can't wait to make this again!

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This recipe looks so delicious and like what I remember my mom making. I am wondering what the purpose of the cornflakes is and if I could substitute something else (or leave it out) for those with corn allergies?

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yummy

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I have been making these for years and this is one of my all time favorite recipes. One thing that makes it much quicker and easier is my apple slicer/peeler/corer. Now prepping the apples only takes me a few minutes. Love this recipe and always get asked for it when I make it.

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This is the same as my mother's recipe that we've had in the family for over 40 years, and is a favorite. The only thing we do differently, is to combine the powdered sugar with lemon juice and drizzel over the top. Adds a great sweet-tart touch that complements the bars so well.

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