Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 30 mins

Apple pie that you can eat with your hands! This is an old family favorite--great to take on picnics or potlucks. Originally from a 1992 cookie booklet.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For Filling: In a medium saucepan combine apples, apple juice or water, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  2. Cook over medium heat until boiling, stirring occasionally.
  3. Stir together 1/4 cup sugar and cornstarch, then stir into apple mixture.
  4. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  5. Remove from heat and set filling aside to cool slightly.
  6. For Crust: In a mixing bowl beat margarine or butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed about 30 seconds or till softened.
  7. Add about half of the flour and all of the 1/2 cup sugar, egg, and baking powder.
  8. Beat until thoroughly combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally.
  9. Beat or stir in remaining flour.
  10. Pat two-thirds (about 1 cup) of the crust mixture into an ungreased 9x9-inch pan.
  11. Spread filling on top of crust.
  12. Drop the remaining crust mixture by small teaspoonfuls on top of filling.
  13. Bake in a 375° oven about 30 minutes or until top is golden.
  14. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Most Helpful

Made a double batch in a 9 x 13 inch pan for my daughter and her family. They ate it all and gave it a thumbs up!

Sharon123 September 24, 2013

I just made these and they're yummy. I think the recipe works well on its own, but think I may try more filling and crust in the future. Very easy way to make a quick apple 'pie'.

Kitchen__Princess April 29, 2010

I made these for a potluck at work and they went over nicely. I did make the short cut of using premade apple pie filling due to the lack of prep time. Edited to add: I do think that after seeing how they cut up and looked on the tray that doubling the ingredients for the crust so you could make a lattice across the top would make these even prettier. I also used the whole can (21 oz.) of apple pie filling and this seemed to work nicely. Thank you for posting this yummy sweet treat. Shirl

:)Shirl(: October 25, 2008