Dutch Apple Pie Bars

Dutch Apple Pie Bars

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. 

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Apple Bars, Apple Pie Bars, Dutch Apple Pie Bars
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 50 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 50 minutes
Servings 12 bars
Calories 257 kcal
Author Jennie Duncan


  • 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


  1. 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. 

  2. Melt 1/2 cup butter and add it to a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Add sugar, vanilla, and salt. Mix well. 

  3. Slowly mix in flour until well combined. Then press this crust dough into your prepared dish. Bake for 15 minutes. 

  4. Remove from the oven and raise temperature to 350 degrees. Add apple pie filling on top of the dough. 

  5. 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. 

  6. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until your topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool. 

  7. Chill in the fridge for 3-4 hours or over night. Cut into bars and serve. 

Recipe Notes

Tip: I used a 8" square pan. Don't skip linning your pan.

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.

Nutrition Facts
Dutch Apple Pie Bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 257 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 31mg10%
Sodium 174mg7%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 19g21%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 366IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.