Flaky Apple Pie Bars blend the beloved taste of apple pie with the handiness of a bar. They boast a buttery, flaky crust, rich apple filling, and a crumbly streusel topping. The ideal mix of tart and sweet, they’re sure to win over any crowd. Apple pie is a cherished dessert worldwide, symbolizing comfort and tradition.
Serve these bars at any event for a delightful dessert. They shine on their own, but for an extra touch, pair them with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream. The ice cream’s creaminess and the whipped cream’s lightness perfectly complement the warm, gooey apple filling.
Flaky Apple Pie Bars Recipe:
9 apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
2½ cups all-purpose flour
½ cup milk
2 egg yolks, 2 egg whites (separated)
2 tablespoons white sugar
1 cup shortening
¾ cup white sugar
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
For the icing:
1 ½ cups powdered sugar
Dash of salt
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 9×13 inch baking pan.
Mix flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix egg yolks with ½ cup milk and combine with the flour mixture.
Roll out half the dough to fit the pan. Line the pan with it and brush with egg white.
Arrange sliced apples on the dough. Sprinkle with ¾ cup sugar and cinnamon. Roll out the remaining dough, place it over the apples, and brush with egg white.
Bake for about 35 minutes or until golden.
Whisk together icing ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle over the cooled bars. Cut into squares.
These Flaky Apple Pie Bars, with their irresistible combination of textures and flavors, are perfect for any gathering or celebration, making them a must-try for apple pie enthusiasts.