Fall lovers start your engines! It is time to start rolling out all of my favorite desserts! i wanted to start out with something simple, but something that still screamed fall. If anyone knows me, they know that I am a huge fan of any dessert with apples in it. Instead of starting with the always classic apple pie, I figured i would spice it up a bit and make these apple pie bars instead! Not only does these bars taste delish, but they also have a glaze to go on top that is to die for!
The bar base is more of a sugar cookie so it adds an extra layer of sweetness especially when the apple filling is added. Then adding the glaze on top really takes it to a level that I don’t think anyone was prepared for! I would also suggest using a fork when eating these. I know I called them apple pie bars, but they are a little messy if you were to pick them up and eat them with your hands. Enjoy!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 3/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 3 eggs
- 1tsp vanilla
- 2 1/2 cup flour
- 20 oz. apple pie filling
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 2 tbsp milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Cream butter and sugar in a mixer.
- Add the eggs and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Add flour and salt, one cup at a time.
- Separate the dough in half.
- In a greased, 9X13 pan, add the first half of the dough to the bottom of the pan.
- In a separate bowl, combine the apple pie filling with the nutmeg and cinnamon.
- Add the apple pie filling to the top of the dough in the pan.
- Add the remaining dough to the top of the filling. I would suggest flattening the dough before placing it on top. It’s okay if the filling shows through the dough. It doesn’t have to cover it completely.
- In a separate bowl, mix the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla.
- Bake for 30-40 minutes.
- After the bars have cooled, evenly pour the glaze over the top of the bars.
- Let the bars cool for at least an hour before serving.
I found this recipe from the website below!
Don’t Forget the Sprinkles!