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Apple Pie Bars


  • Author: Monster Cookie
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Yield: 9 servings 1x

Description

These sugar-free, gluten-free apple pie bars are a fun twist on a classic apple pie.


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Ingredients

Crust Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup melted butter or coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup palm shortening or other vegetable shortening
  • 3/4 cup cassava flour
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut flour
  • 2 Tablespoons tapioca flour
  • 1 Tablespoon arrowroot flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sweetener or honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg (use 1/4 cup applesauce for vegan)
  • 2 Tablespoons water

OR

OR

  • 1 batch of your favorite pie crust recipe (you only need a single pie crust worth of dough)

Apple Pie Filling Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sliced apples (peel removed)
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sweetener or honey
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot flour
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Prepare a 9×9 baking dish with parchment paper or grease it well with extra butter or shortening.
  3. Use a mixer or food processor to combine all of the dough ingredients.
  4. Spread the dough into an even layer on the bottom of the prepared dish.
  5. Bake the crust in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove the crust and set dish aside while the filling is being prepared.
  6. Mix all of the apple pie bar filling ingredients together in a bowl.
  7. Evenly layer the filling on top of the crust.
  8. Bake the apple pie bars for 10 minutes uncovered. Then cover the pan with foil and finish baking for 20-30 minutes. Use a fork to gently pierce the bars to check the apples for your desired level of softness.
  9. Let the bars cool for at least 10 minutes before serving.
  10. Enjoy warm, topped with homemade vanilla ice cream!

Notes

Storage: Since these bars aren’t made with real sugar, it’s best to only keep them out on the counter for about a day, otherwise they should be kept in the fridge for up to 4 days (good luck keeping them that long – ours is normally gone in two days!). But this does mean that if you are making them for Thanksgiving or a family get together, you can make them the day before and leave them out on the counter overnight. I just recommend giving them a little reheat before serving that way they are warm to eat!

Freezing: Freezing apple pie bars is a great choice if you don’t want to eat them all immediately. Apple pie bars will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 6 months. See above for directions on how to freeze either the whole pan of bars or individual bars!