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Dutch Apple Pie Bars

Dutch Apple Pie Bars

Jennie Duncan
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. 
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 bars
Calories 257 kcal


  • ½ cup Butter unsalted
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon Salt
  • 1 cup Flour all-purpose
  • 20 oz Apple pie filling
  • ½ cup Flour all-purpose
  • ¼ cup Brown sugar
  • ¼ cup Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ¼ 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 ½ 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. 


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.
What is the difference between Dutch Apple Pie and a Regular Apple Pie?
Dutch apple pie has a streusel crumble topping whereas a regular apple pie has a second crust on top.
Can I make my own Apple Pie Filling for this recipe?
Yes, you can make your own apple pie filling. You will want to make that ahead of time. I have a Slow Cooker Apple Pie filling you could use for this recipe, and it is linked above in the ingredients section. I do recommend it be cooled before using on this recipe. You want it to be thick and do not want these bars to turn runny. For this recipe I did use a store bought can of Apple Pie Filling.


Calories: 257kcalCarbohydrates: 37gProtein: 2gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 174mgPotassium: 44mgFiber: 1gSugar: 19gVitamin A: 366IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Apple Bars, Apple Pie Bars, Dutch Apple Pie Bars
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