It has taken me a while to find a good recipe, but finally with some different trials I find this has a great balance of cinnamon and nutmeg. Not to mention it is so much easier than apple pie and I think it tastes better. You can arrange the top crust lattice-style if desired.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
20 mins
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 9x13-inch pan pie bars
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Topping:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • Roll 1 pie crust pastry onto a work surface; lightly roll with a rolling pin until crust is a 9x13-inch rectangle, cutting crust if needed. Press crust into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish, placing leftover crust pieces in the corners.

  • Whisk white sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl. Toss Granny Smith apples and gala apples in sugar mixture until evenly coated. Spread apple mixture evenly over pie crust; pour remaining juices over apples.

  • Roll the remaining pie crust to 9x13-inch rectangle and place over apple layer, folding edges over apples to completely cover.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool apple bars slightly, about 20 minutes.

  • Whisk confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract together in a bowl until topping is smooth and desired consistency; drizzle over bars.

Nutrition Facts

318 calories; protein 2.6g 5% DV; carbohydrates 54g 17% DV; fat 11g 17% DV; cholesterol 0.2mg; sodium 170.7mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
Followed the recipe as is written. Very good and easy to make. Just enough cinnamon and nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2014
This is a really simple and tasty dessert! I had alot of apples gifted to me and wanted to use them up so instead of my usual apple pie recipe i decided to try this one! My only changes were I added 1/2 cup additional sugar my apples were very tart and I made my own pie crust(chef John's Easy homemade pie crust) My Daughter really enjoyed this tonight! Thank you for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2014
Followed the recipe as is written. Very good and easy to make. Just enough cinnamon and nutmeg. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2014
I rolled out the pastry onto parchment paper and just laid it into the pan. I mixed about 2-3 T of softened butter with the apples. then rolled out the top pastry onto more parchment paper and transfered onto the mix. slightly pinched edges together. then I brushed on a little egg-wash and sprinkled sugar & cinnamon on top. Instead of all white sugar I used half brown & half white. still used the icing for the top:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2015
This is the first time writing a review here and I am doing so because this is that good!! Absolutely perfect way to use up apples this Fall!! I may enter this into the Summer 4th of July pie contest! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2015
I made this for a family get-together. It turned out great. I added an extra 1/4 cup of sugar and did not make the glaze topping. Also I used 3 Granny Smith and 4 Golden Delicious apples. Everyone enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/21/2016
This recipe is great the way it is. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/08/2015
Easy recipe to make. I wasn't going to make the topping but at the last minute decided to and had an issue in that I had no vanilla--substituted a bit of peppermint extract instead and WOW-fantastic. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2016
Easy to make and my family loved it. I skipped the frosting and served it warm with vanilla ice cream. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2016
Stayed pretty true to the recipe. Used mostly Gala apples with a couple of Honeycrisp. I scattered a couple of tablespoons of butter on the apple mixture before adding the top crust. I then used an egg white wash on the top crust and liberally sprinkled on a cinnamon sugar light brown sugar mix before popping it in the oven. Went over very well at the office snack day! Read More