These bars are just like apple pie. Pie crust, cinnamon and apples in a convenient bar form.

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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the flour, 2 tablespoons of sugar, and salt. Cut in the shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Combine the egg yolks and 1/2 cup of milk, stir into the flour mixture.

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll half of the dough out to the size of the prepared pan. Cover the inside of the pan with the dough. Spread dough with a light coating of egg white. Fill with sliced apples and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top. Roll out remaining dough and place on top of apples. Brush with a light coating of egg white.

  • Bake for 35 to 40 minutes in the preheated oven, until the crust is golden. In a small bowl, beat together the confectioners' sugar, salt, vanilla and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cooled bars, cut into squares.

Nutrition Facts

260.5 calories; 2.7 g protein; 38.8 g carbohydrates; 21.2 mg cholesterol; 69 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (22)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2005
This is pretty good, but there is a similar recipe on this site called "Apple Sheet Cake" by Barbara (not sure why it is called cake, it's nothing like a cake and very much like apple pie!) that is a little bit better. The dough is simpler and the filling is thickened. Either recipe is definitely worth a try though! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2013
I halved the recipe and baked in a 9x9" pan. I used three large Cameo apples. I added a little flour with the apples as per other reviews and added just a touch of nutmeg. I wasn't completely sold on the end result but DH thought it was great. I'm thinking it would be better with sour apples. It really does need to cool in order to be bars. If you cut it hot it is apple pie. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 19
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
05/22/2005
This is pretty good, but there is a similar recipe on this site called "Apple Sheet Cake" by Barbara (not sure why it is called cake, it's nothing like a cake and very much like apple pie!) that is a little bit better. The dough is simpler and the filling is thickened. Either recipe is definitely worth a try though! Read More
(59)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
This is a really good recipe. I personally made them in a jellyroll pan using all the crust on the bottom and adding a crumb topping instead. I added 1/3c. flour so the filling wasn't too runny and used 2/3 brown sugar and 1/3 white in the filling. It received rave reviews at both my work and my husband's work. Thanx! Read More
(48)
Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2004
The crust is wonderful it should be doubled though and make sure your apples are thickened you really don't want any juices. Also a nice plain drizzled icing over top works well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
Terrific recipe! I doubled the crust and will probably use unsalted butter instead of shortening next time. Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
10/13/2003
This is great for apple pie lover's! I tossed in 1/4 cup flour with apples to thicken juices and it was perfect! IF you have any leftover you can put cut bars in the fridge and take out as needed. Add spices to your taste! Good crust, too! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
03/29/2008
These are super delicious but I was under the impression that this would be easier than making an actual pie and it wasn't. I still had to make the dough and roll it out. I imagine it wouldn't be too difficult to substitute a storebought pie crust though if one wanted something slightly simpler. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2004
So yummy. A little bit of work but very worth it! Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
11/12/2003
My husband has taken this to work several times and it's gone before lunch. I only make half of the icing so that it's not quite as sweet. This is a great way to have apple pie for a crowd. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
10/13/2009
They were pretty good though it didn't turn out to be apple "bars". It was more of a crisp. The only way it would stay in bar form was if it was in a really cold fridge for a couple hours. Read More
(7)
Rating: 3 stars
03/06/2013
I halved the recipe and baked in a 9x9" pan. I used three large Cameo apples. I added a little flour with the apples as per other reviews and added just a touch of nutmeg. I wasn't completely sold on the end result but DH thought it was great. I'm thinking it would be better with sour apples. It really does need to cool in order to be bars. If you cut it hot it is apple pie. Read More