Apple Pie Bars

Author: Megan
Apple Pie Bars
5 from 1 vote

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup plus 1/3 cup all-purpose flour , divided
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter , cut into small chunks, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 2 large tart apples , such as Pink Lady (approximately 1 1/4 pounds), peeled, cored, and sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar , divided
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x9 square baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. In a food processor, pulse together 1 1/2 cups flour, powdered sugar, and salt. Add 8 tablespoons butter and pulse until it resembles cornmeal.
  3. Pulse in egg until a soft, crumbly dough forms. Pour dough into prepared pan and press evenly to cover bottom. Prick all over with a fork, chill in the freezer for 30 minutes, then bake at 375°F for 25 minutes. Let cool.
  4. Meanwhile, in a large sauté pan, melt 2 tablespoons butter over medium-low heat. Add apples, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla and stir to coat. Cook until apples are softened, approximately 15 minutes.
  5. Spoon apples evenly into baked crust, scraping the pan to collect caramelized juices.
  6. In a food processor, pulse together 1/3 cup flour, 2 tablespoons granulated sugar, brown sugar, and 2 tablespoons butter until coarse crumbs are formed. Scatter crumb over the top of the apples.
  7. Bake at 375°F for 40 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool completely before cutting.

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