Its official, fall is here! Which, if you live in apple country like me, it means bring on the apples! Lots of apples. So many apples, I can’t keep up. With a fridge full of apples the other day (and after making batch after batch of applesauce), this Apple Pie Bar recipe was born. What I love about it–it combines a shortbread cookie crust with a gooey apple pie center, and is topped with a crisp oat topping. Its like eating a cookie, pie, and crisp all in one. How can you go wrong?
For this recipe, I used a combination of apples I had on hand–Granny Smith, Golden, and Macintosh. I like to mix my apples when making apple pie, because it creates interesting flavor combinations and textures, but feel free to use whatever apples you have on hand.
Don’t forget to let the bars cool completely to allow time for them to set before cutting them. Your kitchen will smell amazing and you will be tempted to eat these right out of the oven, but give it a couple hours to let them set. It will be well worth the wait!