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Glazed Apple Pie Bars

Servings: 12 bars

Ingredients

For the Crust & Crumble

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 sticks cold, salted butter cubed
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the Filling

  • 3-4 larged apples peeled & thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg optional
  • 1 lemon

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 3 tbsp 2% or whole milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

For the Bars

  • Preheat oven to 375ºF
  • In a large bowl, begin the crust & crumble. Combine sugar, brown sugar, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, and flour. (You can do this with a fork or wooden spoon)
  • Once combined, add cubed butter to the bowl and cut in with a pastry cutter.
  • After the butter chunks are ~1/4" - 1/2" thick, add the egg and vanilla. Mix until thoroughly blended. The dough will be try, but will hold together if pinched. 
  • Place roughly half of the dough mixture into a 9x13" baking pan lined with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  • In a medium bowl, combine all the filling ingredients and toss until all the apples are covered in the mixture. 
  • Spread the apples atop the crumble mixture that currently sits in the pan. 
  • Cover the apples with the remaining crust & crumble mixture.
  • Bake for 45 minutes or until the top is golden brown. Cool before cutting/glazing.

For the Glaze

  • In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Drizzle atop of the bars once cooled.