apple pie streusel bars

★★★★★ 3
By Brandi Kirkpatrick
from Burley, ID

Okay, this is a recipe I found on Pinterest and then tracked it down to the original. It was alright, but needed some major spice kick. So, I adapted the original with just a few additions, pan change, and switched the apple variety. I personally like skipping the glaze, serving it HOT with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

★★★★★ 3
serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 50 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple pie streusel bars

  • CRUMB PASTRY
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking poweder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, softened (no substitutes)
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • APPLE FILLING
  • 4 cups granny smith apples, peeled and sliced (about 4)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • GLAZE
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • about 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

How To Make apple pie streusel bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350 °. Crust: Combine flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder in a medium bowl. Cut in butter (you can use a blender, pastry blender, forks, etc) until you have pea sized crumbles. Gently mix in beaten egg.
  • 2
    Spray an 8x8 baking dish with cooking spray. Gently press about 2/3 of the crumb mixture into the bottom of the dish. Set aside.
  • 3
    Filling: In a large bowl combine sliced apples, flour, sugar, cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Toss to combine, until apples are well coated. Spread apples onto crumb pastry crust. Sprinkle reserved crust mixture evenly over the top of the apples slices. Bake for 45-55 minutes.
  • 4
    If doing glaze cool cake completely. Glaze: In a small bowl whisk together powdered sugar, extract, and enough milk to reach desired consistency. Drizzle glaze over cooled bars and allow to harden.
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