These Dutch Apple Pie Bars are made with a simple crust and filled with apple pie filling then topped off with a crumble. They can be made the night before which makes them perfect for any holiday or party.
Dutch Apple Pie Bars
For me an apple pie is the classic dessert. From forth if July to Christmas Day the apple pie is always the star of the show and a favorite of many. My Dutch Apple Pie is always the star at holidays so why not make it in bar form! These Dutch Apple Pie Bars are so simple to make and make the perfect recipe for holidays and events. I mean little bite size dutch apple pies, can it get better.
This recipe is pretty easy to make just be prepared for the chilling time. I like leaving it overnight but 3-4 hours will do. Start by preheating your oven to 300 degrees. Line a casserole dish (I used a 8″ square pan) with foil or parchment paper. Leaving overhang to make it easy to remove bars. I find when making any bars it’s best to leave overhang and you can pull the bars right out without mushing any =). Next you will want to melt 1/2 cup butter and add it to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. I use stand mixer but this is a pretty easy mix and a whisk would work fine. Slowly mix in flour until well combined. Then press this crust dough into your prepared dish. Bake for 15 minutes. While it cooks you can get your topping ready. All you need to do is add the ingredients to a bowl and get ready to get your hands messy. I find the best way to get a crumble topping is to press and pinch with your fingers. Once your crust is done add the apple pie filling then the topping. Bake and cool then move it to the fridge. Once chilled you are ready to serve and enjoy.
Can I make these Dutch Apple Pie Bars the night before?
If you are looking for a recipe that you can make the day before this is the BEST! Follow he directions and cook everything then allow them to cool. Since these bars have to chill and serve best cold I usually leave them in the fridge overnight. When you have a party or holiday you want to bring these to don’t stress the day off just make them the day before and pop them in the fridge for the night.
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- 1/2 cup Butter unsalted
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- 1 cup Flour all-purpose
- 20 oz Apple pie filling
- 1/2 cup Flour all-purpose
- 1/4 cup Brown sugar
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
- 1/4 cup Butter unsalted
Preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Line a casserole dish (I used a 8" square pan) with foil or parchment paper. Leaving overhang to make it easy to remove bars.
Melt 1/2 cup butter and add it to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix well.
Slowly mix in flour until well combined. Then press this crust dough into your prepared dish. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from the oven and raise temperature to 350 degrees. Add apple pie filling on top of the dough.
Prepare your topping by mixing remaining flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter (cold). Mix with clean hands until you have a crumble. Top your bars with this crumble.
Bake for 30-35 minutes or until your topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
Chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours or over night. Cut into bars and serve.