Dutch Apple Pie Bars

Dutch Apple Pie Bars

I am totally and completely infatuated with fall. From pumpkin, apples and cinnamon to jeans, hoodies, football and everything in between… I love it all. It’s such a cozy time of year and I love the warmth that it brings, even though the days grow chillier. I’ve always loved apple pie, but have long been partial to the Dutch version. As much as I love pie crust, I just can’t resist the crumble topping of a Dutch apple pie. As much as I enjoy making a homemade pie , I love bar desserts for their ease of assembly and the ability to just grab one and eat it standing up. All of the same fabulous flavor without the need for a plate and fork.

Ingredients

  • For the Crust:
  • 8 ounces (4 cups) animal crackers
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • Pinch salt
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Streusel:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornmeal
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • For the Filling:
  • 2 pounds Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced ¼-inch thick
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Pinch salt
Read the whole recipe on Brown Eyed Baker