Friday, November 25, 2011

Family Recipe Friday: Apple Pie Bars

I grew up in Wisconsin's Apple Capital, and as you can imagine, am a bit obsessed with apples. Over the years my mother has baked what seems like a million different apple recipes, but there is only one that rises above the rest: Apple Pie Bars.

They are a staple at family gatherings and rarely last more than a few hours once finished. I'm not joking, we have been known to polish off the entire pan in one sitting!

Now that I am away from home, they are my go-to comfort recipe when I missing my family. I hope you enjoy them!


  1. In a large bowl, combine the 2 cups flour and 1 tsp salt; cut in 1 cup Crisco until crumbly (like pie crust). 
  2. In a small bowl, combine 2 egg yolks (beaten) with 1/2 cup milk; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide in half. 
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each half into a 15” x 11” rectangle. Line an 15” x 11” baking sheet with one rectangle. 
  1. Peel and slice 8-9 apples; add to a separate bowl. 
  2. In a small bowl combine 1 cup sugar, 2 Tb flour and 1 tsp cinnamon; gently stir mixture into bowl with apple slices. 
  1. Pour apple mixture over the dough-lined baking sheet. 
  2. Top with remaining 15” x 11” pastry rectangle. 
  3. Bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for an additional 30 minutes. 
  1. In a bowl, combine 1 cup confectioner’s sugar, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract, and 1 1/2 tsp milk. 
  2. Drizzle frosting mixture over bars.

Family Recipe Friday is one of the many blogging prompts supported by to help genealogy bloggers record their family histories.  

1 comment:

  1. Sounds absolutely delicious! Funnily enough in my Google Reader under your post was a weight-loss advert! Talk about big brother... :-) Jo