I’m so excited to share this recipe. I planned to make it last year, then I planned it again earlier this year, and I finally got to it this week. So here it, an apple pie bar recipe that is grain free, gluten free, egg free, dairy free, and easy to make and make ahead.
Apple pie bars are a great option if you’re looking for a variation on apple pie. I based this recipe on both my apple pie recipe and my apple crisp recipe, with the addition of a really nice crust. I’m so in love with this crust that I’m going to use it in the future, with other pies and bars.
To make this recipe ahead of time, bake the crust and prepare the apple filling. Then when ready, add the apples to the crust, top with the streusel topping and bake for 12 minutes.
I use an 11 inch by 7 inch tart pan and line it with parchment paper, but any baking dish with similar dimensions will work. The parchment paper makes it really easy to slice and serve the apple pie bars. Also, definitely let it cool fully before slicing it.
You can store it in the refrigerator for a few weeks and warm it up or serve it cold or at room temperature. And of course it goes great with ice cream, coconut whipped cream, or whipped crème fraîche. Enjoy!