Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bars

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Combine cookies and pie into one great mashup dessert! This easy fall dessert recipe takes everything we love about apple pie and combines it with snickerdoodles for a cinnamon-sugar delight.

Snickerdoodle Apple Pie Bars
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
32
Yield:
32 bars

Ingredients

  • 3 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 2 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¾ cup shortening

  • cup butter, chilled and cut into chunks

  • ⅔ - 1 cup ice water

  • 8 cup thinly sliced, peeled tart cooking apples (8 to 10)

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 egg white

  • 1 tablespoon cold water

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a large bowl combine flour, the 2 Tbsp. sugar, and the salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening and butter until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 Tbsp. of the ice water over part of the flour mixture; toss gently with a fork. Push moistened dough to side of bowl. Repeat moistening flour mixture, using 1 Tbsp. of the ice water at a time, until all of the flour mixture is moistened. Shape two-thirds of the dough into a ball. Shape the remaining dough into a smaller ball.

  2. Place the larger ball of dough between two pieces of lightly floured waxed paper. Roll dough to a 17x12-inch rectangle. Remove top piece of waxed paper. Carefully invert pastry into a 15x10-inch baking pan. Peel off waxed paper. Press dough up sides of pan; trim edges (if needed, use trimmed pieces to patch any holes). Top with thinly sliced apples. In a small bowl combine the 1 1/4 cups sugar and the cinnamon. Set aside 1/3 cup of the cinnamon-sugar mixture. Sprinkle the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture over apples. Place the remaining dough between two pieces of lightly floured waxed paper; roll into a 16x11-inch rectangle. Remove top piece of waxed paper. Invert pastry over apple layer. Peel off waxed paper. Using your fingers, seal edges of pastry together; use a fork to crimp edges. Cut slits in the top pastry for steam to escape. In a small bowl whisk together egg white and 1 Tbsp. cold water; brush over pastry. Sprinkle reserved cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over pastry.

  3. Bake about 45 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and apples are tender. Cool in pan on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

171 Calories
7g Fat
26g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 32
Calories 171
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 127mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 9%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 2.1mg 11%
Calcium 7mg 1%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Potassium 67mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 28.3mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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