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Guest Post: Apple Pie Bars

I’m happy to have Leah of Leah’s Cooking sharing her recipe for Apple Pie Bars today. Leah is happily married to Owen, the man of her dreams. They have an 8 month old daughter that is totally adored by both of them. Please join her over at Leah’s Cooking for delicious Amish recipes and some gardening tips.

When my hubby heard that Leah, who grew up Amish, was posting on my blog, he was excited.  When he heard that she was posting about apple pie (bars) he was even more excited.  We know that the Amish are known for great cooking, and there’s no doubt that Leah has some of those genes. These apple pie bars look so tasty you’ll want to make them immediately.

On another note, I am completely jealous of her pool.  With the weather here today, I am ready for a pool!


Without further ado, please welcome Leah!

I love this time of the year when the weather is warming up and pool parties are about to start, (this is the first year we have a pool so I am extremely excited about that). Here is a simple yet delicious recipe for Apple Pie Bars that is perfect for all those occasions! I recently made these for my husband’s family and they were a big hit! They are so simple to make and very tasty! And the great thing about them is they can be made with any kind of Pie filling, it doesn’t have to be Apple!

So here’s the recipe:

Apple Pie Bars

1 cup butter (softened)
2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
¼ tsp almond extract (optional)
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp salt
1 (21 ounce) Apple Pie Filling (I had some canned Apple Pie Filling so I just used a quart of it)

Apple-Pie-Filling-Bars1

Glaze

1 cup powdered sugar
½ tsp vanilla extract
½ tsp almond extract (optional)
2 Tbs milk

1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and beat well. Mix in extracts. Add flour and salt slowly to the creamed mixture. Mix until combined.
2. Spread 3 cups of batter in a 15 x 10 x 1 pan. Spread Pie Filling on top. Drop remaining batter on top of Pie Filling.
3. Bake at 350 for 30 – 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
4. Combine glaze ingredients and drizzle over bars once they have cooled.

Note: My husband got to sample these before I had taken the pictures so I guess maybe that explains how good they are  🙂

I hope you enjoy these as much as we do.

Be blessed
~Leah


Don’t forget to stop by Leah’s Cooking to check out some more great recipes!

4 thoughts on “Guest Post: Apple Pie Bars”

    1. I’m sure you could use fresh fruit. I would probably throw it in a saucepan with some water and cornstarch to create the “filling” (and maybe a little sugar too!)

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