• Apple Pie Bars

    APPLE PIE BARSI’m not much of an apple person but I have to admit that I do REALLY like these. They are sort of an apple pie without having to go to the trouble of actually making a pie, and I personally like them better than pie.

    If you have a bought sugar cookie dough that you like, it will work well with this recipe. If not, your homemade cookie dough will also be great for these apple pie bars.

    Ingredients

    16.5 Ounces (plus a little) Sugar Cookie Dough, bought or your favorite recipe*
    20 Ounce Can Apple Pie Filling, I add about 1/2 cup sugar to this, but we like SWEET!
    1/4 Cup Sugar
    3-4 Teaspoons Cinnamon

    *I did not have time to make my usual sugar cookie dough so I used a bought dough. I also don’t normally use an off brand, but that was all the store had, and it worked great.

    Preparation

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

    1. Pat about 2/3 of your dough into the bottom of a greased and floured 9 by 13 pan.

    2. Mix sugar and cinnamon together and sprinkle half of it over the cookie dough.

    3. Pulse* the apple pie filling for just a couple of seconds in the food processor or blender.

    4. Cover the dough with the apple pie filling.

    5. Pull the left over cookie dough apart and pat into fairly flat pieces.

    6. Place your flat pieces of dough over the pie filling. It will not completely cover it.

    7. Sprinkle the rest of the cinnamon sugar mix over the whole thing.

    8. Bake. Begin checking after 30 minutes. I baked for 40.

    9. Let cool on a wire rack and cut into bars.

    *I only pulse because I do not like big pieces of fruit in my recipes. If this does not bother you, then I wouldn’t bother with pulsing.

    I patted my dough fairly thin before putting into pan.

    I patted my dough fairly thin before putting into pan. You can see how much dough I had left over for the top crust.

    I added about 1/5 or 1/6 of a second package to this.

    I added about 1/5 or 1/6 of a second package to this.

    I like these completely plain; however, lots of people like to serve with ice cream.

    I like these completely plain; however, lots of people like to serve with ice cream.

    If you like apple pie, I think you will love these bars!

    About Fredda Jones

    Fredda Davis Jones was raised “in the country” in Comanche County and learned very early that creativity and innovation are traits that can flourish even in small-town Texas and that with enough effort, indeed nothing is impossible, including being married to the same man for over 40 years! Rickey and Fredda have 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and a crazy life that includes sitting in the bleachers several times a week. The rest of her time is spent creating great content for texansunited.com and marketing small-town Texas.
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