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These Homemade Apple Bars are a delicious homemade dessert with fresh apples layered on top of a light, flaky crust.

Every autumn, my family is basically obsessed with finding, picking, and baking with the perfect homegrown apples.  Even now, I can smell the sweet, delicious scents that fill my home when I have a fresh apple dessert baking in the oven.  

This recipe for Homemade Apple Bars is definitely one of my favorites!  It is filled with tastes of fall, family, and love!  I can’t wait for you to give it a try and overtake your home with the perfect scents of autumn!

Even though these Homemade Apple Bars will be amazing with any apples, I am definitely partial to the ones that my children and I can pick right off the tree.  Homegrown apples are the perfect blend of sweet and tart!

Ingredients for Easy Apple Dessert

  • flour
  • shortening
  • salt
  • egg
  • milk
  • apples
  • sugar
  • cinnamon
  • tapioca

Directions for Homemade Apple Bars

  • To prepare crust, blend flour, shortening, and salt together. Put aside.
  • In a separate bowl, mix egg yolk and milk together.When blended well, add this to the flour mixture, creating a uniform dough.
  • Divide dough in half, setting one half aside.Roll the other half out on a floured surface to fit into a greased 11″x17″ cookie sheet. Set aside.
  • To prepare the filling, mix apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flour. When mixed, pour over crust.
  • Sprinkle tapioca evenly over the filling.
  • Roll out the remaining dough the size of your cookie sheet and place it on top of the apple mixture.
  • After whipping the egg white, brush it on over top of the crust.
  • Sprinkle sugar over top of the crust.
  • Bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes or until crust is a golden brown.

Ice cream or a hot cup of coffee are a perfect match for these bars.  They are sure to please everyone at your next gathering!  Now, let’s roll up our sleeves and begin!  Before you know it, you will be pulling these delicious Homemade Apple Bars from your oven, sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face!

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Yield: 32 bars

Homemade Apple Bars

Homemade Apple Bars

These Homemade Apple Bars are a delicious homemade dessert with fresh apples layered on top of a light, flaky crust.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • Crust:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup softened shortening
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • Filling:
  • 7 sliced apples
  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons tapioca
  • Topping:
  • 1 egg white
  • white sugar

Instructions

  1. To prepare crust, blend flour, shortening, and salt together. Put aside.
  2. In a separate bowl, mix egg yolk and milk together.
  3. When blended well, add this to the flour mixture, creating a uniform dough.
  4. Divide dough in half, setting one half aside.
  5. Roll the other half out on a floured surface to fit into a greased 11"x17" cookie sheet. Set aside.
  6. To prepare the filling, mix apples, sugar, cinnamon, salt, and flour. When mixed, pour over crust.
  7. Sprinkle tapioca evenly over the filling.
  8. Roll out the remaining dough the size of your cookie sheet and place it on top of the apple mixture.
  9. After whipping the egg white, brush it on over top of the crust.
  10. Sprinkle sugar over top of the crust.
  11. Bake at 350ºF for 35-40 minutes or until crust is a golden brown.

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34 Comments

    1. I can’t wait until you try them! They are so simple and so delicious! A scoop of ice cream is a perfect match too!

    1. Thank you for hosting and allowing me to participate! I will definitely be back to share and get many awesome ideas!

    1. If they are anything like my monsters, the apple bars won’t last until morning. There are times that I stash one to be sure I have one to enjoy with my morning coffee. The joys of being a mom!!!

    1. Thank you so much for featuring my Homemade Apple Bars! As a new blogger, I am so grateful for this opportunity! I will continue to visit your link parties and check out all your awesome creations! Thanks again!

    1. Thank you so much! They truly are amazing! I will be sure to check out your page soon to check out all your creations!

  1. Tanille, I had to stop by, late but here, and tell you how amazing these apple pie bars are! I am so glad you brought them to the Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop and I really wish I could just reach in the computer and put a plate out, or at least lick the screen! Seriously girl, these look out of this world screaming good. I have to give them a whirl soon!!! You’re killing my diet tho, lol. Hope to see you at the WW Blog Hop again with another fabulous link-up and thank you so much for sharing. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words! Being new to this, they mean so much to see. As for the Homemade Apple Bars…they have been killing my diet for years! I guess that is just the sacrifice I have to make! Have a great Thursday!

  2. Yum!! These apple bars look right up my alley..delicious! Thank you so much for coming over and sharing these at MMM! I am so glad that you came! 🙂
    Cathy

  3. What is tapioca? Where do I get it and is there a substitute or an alternate that can be used? They look awesome awesome nd I would like to try them.

    1. Tapioca is a thickener. I am not aware of a close substitute. It is located right by the pudding. Good luck and I hope you love them as much as we do!

    2. Use 1 tablespoon of arrowroot, cornstarch, or flour for every 1 1/2 teaspoons of tapioca starch called for. Bear in mind, these substitutes may not be gluten-free.
      These substitutes are intended to replace the tapioca in pie fillings, cobblers, and similar dishes.

    1. I am so glad I could help! This recipe was passed from generation to generation in our family as well, and we love them!

  4. Must not have followed direction… this dough wasn’t near enough to cover an 11×17. Not sure what I did wrong but mine was a big mess! Very sad.

    1. Oh no! So sorry to hear this. This is a family recipe that I have made more times than I can count. I am confident it will turn out for you the next time!

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