4.84 from 12 votes
Caramel Apple Pie Bars - shortbread crust, baked apples, struesel and caramel...what is not to love!
Caramel Apple Pie Bars
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
50 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

A shortbread crust topped with cinnamon spiced apples, struesel and the drizzled with caramel. A perfect fall dessert.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel apple pie
Servings: 12
Calories: 325 kcal
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter , cut into cubes (cold)
Filling
  • 1 pound apples , peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbls cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/2 tsp all spice
Topping
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup oats
  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup butter , cut into cubes (cold)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
Caramel for drizzling
    Instructions
    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8x8 inch baking dish with foil.
    2. In a bowl combine flour, powdered sugar and butter. Mix using your fingers until it comes together as a dough. Press into lined baking pan. Bake for 18 minutes.
    3. Meanwhile, mix apple slices and all of the other filling ingredients together until well coasted.
    4. In a bowl mix all of the ingredients for the topping together. Use your fingers to mix until almost a crumbly dough.
    5. Pour apples over hot crust. Spread into an even layer. Crumble the topping evenly over the apples.
    6. Bake for 30-35 minutes until the topping is golden brown.
    7. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Drizzle with caramel when ready to serve.
    Recipe Notes

    I like using 2 kinds of apples - gala and granny smith work great together.

    Nutrition Facts
    Caramel Apple Pie Bars
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 325 Calories from Fat 135
    % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 15g 23%
    Saturated Fat 9g 45%
    Cholesterol 40mg 13%
    Sodium 140mg 6%
    Potassium 95mg 3%
    Total Carbohydrates 44g 15%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
    Sugars 24g
    Protein 2g 4%
    Vitamin A 9.9%
    Vitamin C 2.1%
    Calcium 3.7%
    Iron 7.6%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.