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These Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars have a crumbly pie crust base topped with spiced apples and a buttery crumb topping. Topped with a little homemade caramel, these will be one of the best desserts you’ll make this fall!

I love fall desserts and using apples is one of the best ways to capture that seasonal flavor! Try other apple recipes like this apple pie, this classic apple vinaigrette, and these delicious apple pies!

Dutch recipe for caramelized apple pie bars

Let’s cut to the chase and say that this will be one of the best desserts you’ll make this fall. I love anything made with apples and I especially love Dutch apple pie. The buttery crumbs on top of the tender spiced apples are my favorite!

I love that these bars have everything you love about Dutch apple pie. They are easy to slice and serve to a crowd. They have an easy, crumbly, melt-in-your-mouth pie crust base. Followed by tender spiced apples and a buttery crunch. But you can’t forget one of the best parts of this dessert! Homemade caramel sprinkled on top! It’s so good you might be tempted to eat it plain!

Ingredients in Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars

This recipe is so delicious and sweet. It really captures what I really love about fall…Apple Recipes! Put these delicious bars on your fall baking list. You will not regret! See the recipe card at the bottom of the post for exact measurements.

Ingredients for the cake

  • Flour: I used all-purpose flour for this crust.
  • Salt: The salt brings out the ingredients in the crust and gives it a bit of flavor.
  • Butter: I always use unsalted butter in my pie crusts.
  • Egg: I love using large eggs whenever I make recipes!
  • Waterfall: Use cold water when mixing it with the crust.

Ingredients for the apple filling

  • Flour: Use unbleached all-purpose flour.
  • Sugar: This will sweeten the filling!
  • Nutmeg: I LOVE this fall flavor!!
  • Cinnamon: When you mix cinnamon and nutmeg, you get that delicious classic flavor.
  • Salt: Enhance the flavor with a little salt.
  • apples: I used Granny Smith apples and cut them into cubes.
  • Vanilla extract: I love adding a hint of vanilla to the flavor!
  • Thick cream: You don’t need a lot of cream to make this extra delicious!

Ingredients to cover the crumbs

  • Flour: I used unbleached all-purpose flour for this crumb topping, as well as the filling and crust for these Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars.
  • sugar: Granulated sugar is perfect to sweeten it.
  • Salt: Just a pinch of salt is all you need.
  • Cinnamon: This complements the flavor of the filling very well.
  • Butter: The butter is melted and mixed with the other ingredients to get that delicious crumb texture.
  • Vanilla extract: Add a little flavor with a little flavor!

caramel topping

  • Brown sugar: This sweetener adds the BEST flavor to the side dish!
  • Butter: Unsalted butter is what I used in this caramel.
  • Half and half: You can buy it at the store or easily make it at home using this recipe!
  • Vanilla: You’ll end up using this on the garnish too!
  • Salt: A pinch of salt is needed to add some flavor.

How to make Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars

These Caramelized Apple Pie Bars are the best because it’s like apple pie but requires less effort and…you can eat it with your hands on the go! There is nothing better than that!

Cortex

  1. Preparation: Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lightly grease a 13×9-inch pan.
  2. Whip: In medium bowl, mix flour and salt; using a blender, cut the butter. Pour the beaten egg over the mixture and stir lightly to combine.
  3. dough roll: Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring gently until dough begins to set. Roll out the dough into a generous rectangle to fit your pan. Put the dough in the pan and prick everything with a fork; Cook for 10-12 minutes until solidified and starting to harden.

Filling

  1. Whip: Whisk together the flour, sugar, spices and salt. Add apples, tossing to coat. Add the vanilla, then the cream, and spread the filling over the crust of the Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars.

packing

  1. Whip: In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.
  2. Combine: In another bowl, combine melted butter and extracts; pour over flour mixture.
  3. Shake off: Stir until the butter is absorbed and the mixture forms from fairly even crumbs and sprinkle on the filling.
  4. Baking: cook for 15 minutes; lower the temperature to 350 °; bake for 30-35 minutes, or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly.
  5. Freddy: Remove from oven and cool on a rack; let them cool to lukewarm before cutting.

Candy

  1. Mix and season: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook, stirring gently for 5-7 minutes, until no longer thick. Put out the fire. Serve hot or refrigerate until cold. Pour over Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars.

How to Store Leftover Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars

These Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars are so easy to make and store for any occasion!

  • In the fridge: Once the bars have cooled, you can refrigerate them in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • In the freezer: You can freeze these bars and save them for later! Just wait to add the caramel touch until just before serving. Store the bars in an airtight container and label them with the date. These will last about 3 months in the freezer. When you’re ready to eat them, let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Drizzle with some fresh caramel and you’re good to go!

Apple season is in the air and it’s time to bake all the delicious desserts! You can’t have one on hand, you must have some because, well, they’re too good to miss! Check out more of these favorites our whole family loves!

Ingredients for the apple filling:

Ingredients to cover the crumbs:


to make the cake

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and lightly grease a 13×9-inch pan.

  • In medium bowl, mix flour and salt; using a blender, cut the butter. Pour the beaten egg over the mixture and stir lightly to combine.

  • Add cold water 1 tablespoon at a time, stirring gently until dough begins to form lumps. Roll out the dough into a generous rectangle to fit your pan. Put the dough in the pan and prick everything with a fork; Cook for 10-12 minutes until solidified and starting to harden.

To make the filling

  • Whisk together the flour, sugar, spices, and salt. Add apples, tossing to coat. Add the vanilla, then the cream and spread the filling over the dough.

To make the garnish

  • In a bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon.

  • In another bowl, combine melted butter and extracts; pour over flour mixture.

  • Stir until the butter is absorbed and the mixture forms from fairly even crumbs and sprinkle on the filling.

  • cook for 15 minutes; lower the temperature to 350 °; bake for 30-35 minutes, or until topping is golden brown and filling is bubbly.

  • Remove from oven and cool on a rack; let them cool to lukewarm before cutting.

make caramel

  • Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan over medium-low to medium heat. Cook, stirring gently for 5-7 minutes, until no longer thick. Put out the fire. Serve hot or refrigerate until cold. Pour over Dutch Caramelized Apple Pie Bars.



Servings: 24

Serving1 Calorie Bar251kcal (13%) Carbohydrates33g (11%) Protein2g (4%) Fat12g (18%) Saturated Fat8g (40%) Polyunsaturated Fat1g Monounsaturated Fat3g Trans Fat0.4gCholesterol40mg (13%) Sodium147mg (6% Fiber1% 54 % Potassium) ) Sugar20g (22%) Vitamin A399IU (8%) Vitamin C0.3mg Calcium24mg (2%) Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value varies based on brands used, measurement methods, and serving sizes per family.

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