Dutch Apple Pie Bars

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Recipe by MarthaStewartWanabe

This dessert contains all the comforts of a warm, cinnamon-spiced slice of apple pie without the hassle of rolling out pastry dough. Plus it's essentially a slice of apple pie that can be eaten by hand. How can you go wrong with these sweet treats?

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut shortening into flour until mixture resembles pea-sized crumbles. Work in cold water until a loose (but not too dry or too moist) pastry dough forms. Into a 10 x 13 inch baking pan lined with parchment paper, press into a 10 x 13 inch baking pan (small cookie sheet).
  3. Combine apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon and lemon juice until thoroughly coated. Arrange in a thin, even layer atop pastry dough.
  4. Combine flour, brown sugar and cinnamon. Cut in butter until a crumbly texture forms. Sprinkle atop apples.
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes or until apples are tender, and the crust and topping are lightly browned.

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