Caramel apple pie bars

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Salted caramel apple pie bars -sugared crust, cinnamon apples topped with the perfect crumble and salted caramel. YUM!

One of my favorite fall traditions in Ohio is going apple picking with my family. My kids always have a blast sitting on our shoulders reaching for the highest apples they can find. Around this time of year apple desserts are my favorite, so it’s always nice to have extra apples on hand. If you’ve gone apple picking recently add this recipe to your baking list! You won’t be disappointed!

Caramel apple pie bars recipe

I’ve made apple pie bars probably a dozen times and this recipe is one of my new favorites. The salted caramel really takes these bars over the top! The more caramel the better in my opinion. ;)

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Caramel apple pie bars

Recipe dapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction

Salted caramel apple pie bars recipe

Enjoy!! :)

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Caramel apple pie bars

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours
Servings: 12
Calories: 241 kcal
Author: Jamielyn

Salted caramel apple pie bars -sugared crust, cinnamon apples topped with the perfect crumble and salted caramel. YUM!

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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • teaspoons  vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

Apple filling:

  • 2 large apples thinly sliced
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 2 Tablespoons  sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Crumb Topping:

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 5 Tablespoons chilled butter cubed
  • Salted Carmel Sauce

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray 9×9 pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. For the crust mix the butter, sugar, vanilla and salt in bowl until combined. Add flour and mix again. Using your hands press the crust mixture into the 9×9 pan until all mixture is evenly distributed. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. While the crust is baking prepare the apple filling. Put sliced apples in large bowl. Pour flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and stir until apples are coated. Set aside.
  4. To make the crumb topping combine the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour in small bowl. Use your hands or a pastry blender to mix in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Set aside.
  5. Remove crust from the oven and then preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pour the apple mixture on top of warm crust and use the back of a spoon to press down the apples to lay across smoothly. Sprinkle the crumb topping on top of apples until covered. Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Remove from oven and let rest for 20 minutes at room temperature. Then place in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. Cut bars and serve warm or cold. Drizzle the carmel sauce on top just before serving. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Caramel apple pie bars
Amount Per Serving
Calories 241 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 32mg 11%
Sodium 93mg 4%
Potassium 63mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 15g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 1.7%
Calcium 2.1%
Iron 5.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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2 comments on “Caramel apple pie bars”

  1. These Carmel Apple Pie BARS almost jump off the page with your super closeup pictures and recipe!   Only 2 whole apples and on hand ingredients make them  even quicker and easier to make.  Personally I like apple bars or squares even more than I like Apple Pie.  And Carmel just makes everything Apple even better.  Have you ever heard of the Apple- Cheddar Cheese FlavorCombo?  Maybe you can give it a try room Jaimielyn…I’m not as good as testing recipes as you are:)
    But these ARE delicious!!!  Thanks so much!

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