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Gooey Apple Pie Bars

These apple pie bars are like apple pie and a cinnamon roll all rolled into one!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 bars
Calories: 413kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups (180 g) all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter melted, cooled
  • 1 1/2 cups (320 g) light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 apples (about 2 cups) chopped
  • 1 14- ounce can of sweetened condensed milk

For the Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

  • Adjust oven rack to middle position; heat oven to 350° F. Line a 9 by 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Whisk flour, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt together in medium bowl; set aside.
  • Whisk melted butter and sugar together in medium bowl until combined. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. 
  • Using rubber spatula, fold dry ingredients into egg mixture until just combined; do not over mix. Fold in the chopped apple.  
  • Spread 1/2 of the batter into prepared pan, smoothing top with rubber spatula. 
  • Pour the condensed milk over the batter. Top with the remaining batter. This part can get a little tricky, some of the condensed milk may be peeking through. Don't be afraid to use your fingers to help spread the batter around.
  • Bake until top is shiny, cracked, and light golden brown, about 45 minutes; do not overbake. Cool on wire rack to room temperature. Remove bars from pan by lifting foil overhang and transfer to cutting board.
  • While the bars are cooling prepare the glaze. In a small bowl combine the glaze ingredients. Use a fork or whisk to combine. Drizzle over the cooled bars. Cut into 12 large or 16 small(ish) bars and serve.

Notes

  • Tools: 9×9 Square Pan | Spatula |Whisk- this is my NEW favorite whisk (comes with a bowl scraper!!!)
  • Be sure to measure your flour correctly for these bars. Scoop and level with a flat edge. For a full tutorial read this post
  • Make sure your eggs are room temperature. Place them in a bowl of warm water for 10 minutes prior to baking.
  • To fit the foil into your pan, just flip the pan over and mold the foil to the underside of the pan. Then flip it back over and pop the foil in!

Nutrition

Serving: 1bar | Calories: 413kcal | Carbohydrates: 62.2g | Protein: 6.3g | Fat: 16.3g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 73mg | Sodium: 252mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 48.9g