Potluck Apple Pie Bars #Recipe {make pie in a sheet pan}

Our annual family reunion was this past Saturday and we always have a ton of delicious treats to share while we visit and catchup. I’ve been so hungry for Apple Pie lately that I went searching for the perfect recipe to take with me. I combined two favorite pie recipes into this one big delicious Apple Pie Bar recipe. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. I had two pieces myself and can’t wait to make it again! The cut squares are very pretty!

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apple pie bars

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Potluck Apple Pie Bars Recipe
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A crowd pleasing apple pie made in easy to eat bar form.
Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 20 -24
  • 5 c all purpose flour
  • 4 tsp sugar
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1½ c Crisco shortening
  • 2 lg egg yolks
  • 1 Tbs vinegar + cold water to make ¾ c
  • 1½ c Cornflakes
  • 10 med/large crisp apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin
  • 4 Tbs lemon juice
  • ¾ c packed brown sugar
  • ¾ c sugar
  • 1½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbs milk + 1 reserved egg white
  • raw sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine flour, sugar, slat and baking powder in large bowl. Cut in Crisco until mixture resembles a coarse crumb. Mix together the egg yolks, vinegar and cold water. Sprinkle by Tbs over flour mixture, tossing lightly with fork to blend until mixture forms a sticky ball.
  3. Cover and chill in fridge while making filling.
  4. For filling, toss apple slices with the lemon juice. Mix together the sugars, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Sprinkle over apples and toss to combine.
  5. Remove dough from fridge and divide in half. On floured surface, roll one half to fit bottom of a 12"x17" baking sheet (or similar sized jellyroll pan). Gently fold dough into thirds and transfer to pan. Smooth and press dough into pan and up sides.
  6. Spread cornflakes evenly over dough. Pour apple mixture evenly over cornflakes.
  7. Roll out other half of dough the same as bottom crust and gently unfold over top apples, stretching slightly to fit. Press any cracks together slightly.
  8. Trim top and bottom edges even with each other and use tines of fork to gently seal.
  9. Mix together 1 Tbs milk and reserved egg white. Gently brush over top of pastry. Sprinkle generously with raw sugar.
  10. Bake on center oven rack in preheated oven for about 45 minutes, or until crust is golden and apples are bubbly. If the edges begin to darken you can lay strips of aluminum foil over them.
  11. Cool slightly, cut into 20 squares and serve warm with or without ice cream.


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  1. 1

    This sounds so good! I love apple pie in any form!

  2. 2

    My mom has made these for as long as I can remember the only real difference is that she puts a thin powdered sugar glaze on them… these look naked without it ;oP just my opinion but the powdered sugar glaze makes them even better :)

  3. 4

    Seriously. I haven’t made these but cant stop thinking about them. They look amazing!

  4. 5

    These look amazing and so easy! I have shared today for NationalPastryDay and #PieFriday
    Would love to have you share your blog and recipes on #OMHGFF this week.
    Hope you have a great day!

  5. 6

    Hi Henrietta,
    I’ve made this recipe in the past and it was the best ever! However, was wondering if the pie crust would work with butter instead of crisco?
    I want to make this recipe today to bring to family’s Thanksgiving dinner.



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