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Caramel Apple Pie Bars


This is my second autumn making these delicious handheld apple pie bars, and it is definitely becoming an ongoing tradition. My friend Anya came to me last year with an entire crate of sweet, locally grown apples. She didn't know what to do with that many apples, so she thought I would be able to bake with them... and bake I did.

I ended up making this caramel apple pie bar recipe last year and not taking a picture of them because I didn't realize just how tasty they were, and gave most of them to Anya and her family as a thank you.

This year Anya called with another batch of apples in order to bribe me to make these delicious apple pie bars again. It definitely worked.

You can also easily make these bars vegan by simply substituting all of the butter with coconut oil.

Gluten Free Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Prep Time: 1 Hour

Cooking Time: 20 Minutes & 25-30 minutes

Baking Temperature: 350 degrees F

Level Of Difficulty: Medium

Servings: 12-15 bars depends on cut size

Ingredients

Shortbread Crust

2 1/4 C (11.25oz) GFK's All Purpose Flour Blend

1/2 C (3.5 oz) Organic Brown Sugar

1/2 C (3.5 oz) Organic Sugar

2 Sticks Butter, Room Temperature

1/2 tsp Salt (only if using unsalted butter)

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

Apple Pie Filling

1 Lbs (16 oz) Apples, Peeled and Cored

1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

1 tsp Ground Allspice

Pinch Kosher Salt

1/4 tsp Ground Nutmeg

2 Tbsp Butter

3 Tbsp Organic Brown Sugar

1 Tbsp GFK's All Purpose Flour Blend

1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar

1 tsp Vanilla Extract

2 Tbps Orange Juice