Apple Pie Bars

Apple Pie Bars created by chef janell

Ready In:
1hr 15mins



  • In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  • Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • In a small bowl whisk egg yolks, lemon juice and water, gradually add to flour mixture,tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  • Divide in half.
  • Chill for 30 minutes.
  • Roll out on portion of dough between 2 large sheets of waxed paper into a 17x12 inch rectangle.
  • Transfer to an ungreased 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan.
  • Press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of pan,trim pastry even with top edge.
  • In a bowl, toss the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg, spread over crust.
  • Roll out remaining pastry to rift top of pan, place over filling.
  • Trim edges, brush edges between pastry with water or milk, pinch to seal.
  • Cut slits in top.
  • Bake at 375F for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool on a wire rack.
  • Combine glaze ingredients until smooth.
  • Drizzle over bars before cutting.
  • Makes about 2 dozen.
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  1. chef janell
    I love this recipe. I also do a cherry pie bar, I use 2 cans cherry pie filling with 1 tsp of almond flavor added to it, in place of the apple filling. I also change the frosting, I use 1 tsp of almond plus 1 tsp of lemon with the milk and sugar, to drizzle over the top. ( one thing I did not do is I did not chill the dough, I use it right away after I make it and I find it is easier to roll out with out the chilling part and it come out very nice)
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    Apple Pie Bars Created by chef janell
  3. KitchieWitchyGoo
    I made these for Thanksgiving along with a few other goodies. These were gone in no time and everyone loved them! I did add walnuts in the filling because we all love them, and I used Splenda in place of the sugar. Great addition!
  4. momofMandM
    I've made this recipe several times and people always rave over them. So delicious... Thanks for posting!
  5. Kzim4
    These are really tasty. The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because of the difficulty I have in rolling out and placing the top pastry. I sometimes leave off the top crust and make a crumb topping instead using 3/4 cup brown sugar, 3/4 cup flour, and 1/3 cup cold butter blended with a pastry cutter and sprinkled over the top.

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