Apple Pie Bars


Maybe I don’t have the guts to try making a lattice-topped apple pie yet, but these apple pie bars are just as good.


This recipe also gave me a reason to use these five local Granny Smith apples I had hanging out in my crisper.



And – just to let you know – I cut this recipe in half and still used 3 sticks of butter.


Your house will smell amazing!


Apple pie, schmapple pie.


All I need are these Apple Pie Bars from Food & Wine.





Did I mention the 3 sticks of butter? You won’t remember it once you taste them – the flaky buttery crust, soft brown-sugar covered apples, crumbly and crispy topping.


The best part about these bars is that they really do taste like apple pie – it just saves you the steps of rolling out pie crust dough and having to make it look pretty around the edges. That’s the part that scares me the most.

This crust simply gets pressed into a baking dish, topped with the apples and crumb topping, and baked.


Easy as…pie.

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  1. THese look awesome! I love apple pie but love it even more in the portable form.

  2. Wow – these bars look incredible girl!

  3. This is so creative and looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for posting.

  4. Oh, those bars look incredible! And all the better with *three* sticks of butter :) I mean, butter’s good for us, right?

    And if you ever are in Roanoke, you must check out Table 50! So impressed!

  5. Seriously, those look amazing! I may have to make a version with all my leftover apples!

  6. oh my drool. The whole thing looks good…but I really want to eat a bowl full of that topping :)

  7. Whoa. We want those. Like now. That crumbly crunchy topping with the apples?! Dreamy!

  8. That’s why your house smelled like butter! :) Looks DELICIOUS!!!

  9. Those look sooo good! Apple is my favorite kind of pie. Holy. Yum.

  10. these look PERFECT !!

    I’m starring in my reader… :D

  11. I love these- I’m not a fan of apple pie for the texture but I think these would be a lot better since they don’t have a thick layer of apples :)

  12. Oooh, the topping looks great! Would make a great “special treat” (with all that butter!)

  13. I thought I was sick of apples after all the apple stuff I’ve made in the past weeks… but after seeing these… I really want to make them! I love apple crisp more than any other apple desserts, and this crumb topping sounds fantastic!

  14. These look amazing! Your photography is great!

  15. I love the apple crumb toppings. Looks incredible!

  16. Those look delicious.
    My bf is a big fan of all things apple.

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