Delicious Caramel Apple Pie Bars – The Best Treat for Your Sweet Tooth!
Caramel Apple Pie Bars are a delicious way to enjoy a classic apple pie without the fuss of making a full pie. These easy-to-make bars are filled with a buttery shortbread crust, a sweet and tart apple filling, and a caramel topping. They’re the perfect treat for a special occasion or just a sweet indulgence.
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and diced
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 cup caramel sauce
- Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease an 8-inch square baking dish.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together melted butter and brown sugar until combined. Add flour, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, and salt and mix until a crumbly dough forms.
- Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking dish. Bake for 15 minutes, or until lightly golden brown.
- Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, whisk together egg and vanilla. Add apples, granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger and toss until evenly coated.
- Remove baking dish from oven and spread apple mixture over the crust. Drizzle caramel sauce over the apples.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes, or until the apples are tender and the crust is golden brown.
- Let cool completely before cutting into bars.
- For best results, use a tart apple such as Granny Smith.
- These bars can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
- If you don’t have caramel sauce, you can use melted caramel candies or make your own caramel sauce.
- Chocolate Caramel Apple Pie Bars: Add 1/2 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips to the crust before baking.
- Caramel Pecan Apple Pie Bars: Add 1/2 cup of chopped pecans to the crust before baking.
- Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars: Add 1/2 cup of cream cheese to the apple filling and top with a layer of crumbled graham crackers before baking.
Caramel Apple Pie Bars are a delicious twist on a classic apple pie. With a buttery shortbread crust, sweet and tart apple filling, and a caramel topping, these bars are sure to be a hit with the whole family. Plus, they’re easy to make and can be customized with your favorite flavors. Enjoy!