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Glazed Apple Pie Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


2 dozen

This is only one of many wonderful recipes that my mother handed down to me. With their flaky crust and scrumptious fruit filling, these delicious apple pie bars are the perfect way to serve apple pie to a crowd.—Janet English, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Glazed Apple Pie Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 8 to 10 tablespoons cold water
  • 7 cups finely chopped peeled apples
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • Dash ground nutmeg
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tablespoon 2% milk
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the 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.
  2. Roll out one portion of dough between two large sheets of waxed paper into a 17x12-in. rectangle. Transfer to an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Press pastry onto bottom and up sides of pan; trim even with top edge.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; spread into crust. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pan; place over filling. Brush edges with water or milk; pinch to seal. Cut slits in top.
  4. Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bars.
Apple Pie Bars Tips

What kind of apples can you use to make apple pie bars?

Tart, firm apples are generally the best apples for baking. But the best tip I've heard is to make sure it's an apple you love to eat!

What else can you put on top of apple pie bars?

If you want to top these apple pie bars with something other than the glaze, salted caramel is an indulgent addition. Cinnamon sugar, confectioners' sugar or raw sugar are also great options.

How should you store apple pie bars?

Generally, baked goods last anywhere from 3-5 days stored in an airtight container at room temperature. Try these tips to help baked goods stay fresher for longer.

Rashanda Cobbins, Taste of Home Food Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 bar: 264 calories, 9g fat (2g saturated fat), 31mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 43g carbohydrate (25g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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