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apple pie bars cut into squares on a piece of parchment paper

Apple Pie Bars

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: 15 bars 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Description

These bars are perfect for Apple season! They’re delicious and healthier than your average apple dessert!


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Ingredients

Apple pie crumble 

Apple filling 

  • 4 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 cups unsweetened applesauce (store bought or homemade)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line an 8×8 inch pan with parchement paper.
  2. In a bowl, mix together the apple pie crumble ingredients until well combined. Set aside.
  3. In a small saucepan, mix together the apple pie filling ingredients until combined, then bring to a boil on medium-high heat letting cook for 2-3 minutes, mixing often.
  4. Add a bit more than half of the crumble mixture to the bottom of the pan and press evenly with your fingers to completely coat the pan.
  5. Pour the apple pie filling into the pan spreading evenly.
  6. Use your fingers to sprinkle the remaining crumble topping ontop of the filling mixture.
  7. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown on top.
  8. Let cool for a minimum of 1 hour before serving so the bars can set.

Notes

If you are using homemade apple sauce that is already sweetened, leave out the coconut sugar in the apple pie filling.

Make sure to mix the cornstarch with the apple sauce before heating, otherwise, the cornstarch will form little clumps in the apple filling.

Even though it’s tempting to dig in right away, this recipe needs an hour to cool and set before cutting the bars, otherwise, they will fall apart easily.

These bars can be stored in an air-tight container on the countertop for 3 days. 


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 bar
  • Calories: 180
  • Sugar: 10g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Saturated Fat: 6g
  • Carbohydrates: 15g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: healthy apple dessert, gluten-free apple dessert, apple pie bars with streusel topping