Apple Bars

Marsha Gardner


I opened a can of worms the other day when I mentioned working at an Apple Farm in NY. I was overwhelmed with the number of apple recipes that I had collected from those days. Here is a great bar cookie that all kids like.

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12 bars
30 Min


1/2 c
butter, unsalted, room temperature
1 c
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 large
egg, beaten
1 1/2 c
all purpose flour
1/2 tsp
baking soda
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1 c
apples, peeled, cored and chopped
1/2 c
nuts, optional

How to Make Apple Bars


  • 1In a large bowl, beat together butter and sugar until fluffy; stir in vanilla and egg.

    In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, and nutmeg.
  • 2Add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix thoroughly.

    Fold in apples and nuts if using.
  • 3Spread batter in a greased 9" x 9" baking pan.

    Bake at 350-degrees for 30-35 minutes.

    Cool and cut into squares.
  • 4When I leave the nuts out, I often add in 3/4 cup of raisins in it's place.

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About Apple Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids