Thursday, August 2, 2012
Apple Pie Bars
I love when I am introduced to new blogs. I found one recently called Cooking Classy. These Apple Pie Bars fist caught my eye on pinterest. I made them for my husband and his parents tonight and they were so yummy.
Do you have one of these choppers? You really should. With this type of apple dessert, you want the filling to be very finely chopped. I mean, really fine. It was perfect. I will keep this filling on hand for apple turnovers as well. NUM!!
And, if you like sweets at breakfast, these totally replaces a toaster strudel.
Apple Pie Bars
6 medium Granny Smith apples
2 1/2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/3 cup packed brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 package refrigerated pie crust (2 crusts)
2 Tbsp half and half (I used fat free. You can use milk as well)
1 cup powder sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Set out refrigerated pie crust to come to room temperature.
3. Peel, slice and chop apples finely, I like to use my hand chopper.
4. Place diced apples in a large mixing bowl. Add lemon juice and 1 tsp vanilla and toss apples to evenlycoat.
5. In a separate mixing bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup flour, granulated sugar, brown sugar, 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon and nutmeg. Pour flour mixture over apple mixture and toss to evenly coat, set aside.
To assemble pie:
Roll one portion of pie dough into a 13x9 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Lift rolled dough into an ungreased 13x9 inch baking dish or stone bar pan.
Toss apple mixture once more and pour into baking dish over pie crust.
Roll remaining dough into a 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch rectangle and place rolled dough over apples. Sprinkle cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over top pie crust.
Bake in preheated oven 50 - 60 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool at least 30 minutes before cutting into squares. Drizzle with optional glaze or serve with vanilla ice cream. Store bars in refrigerator in an airtight container, rewarm in microwave if desired.
Adapted from Cooking Classy