Monday, September 27, 2010

Apple Pie Bars

I have been a subscribe to Family Fun for several years. The magazine is loaded with lots of fun things and great information. Plus, each  month there is a kid friendly recipe. The recipe has great step by step instructions so you can prepare it with your kids. I have made several of these recipes and they always come out wonderful.

A couple months ago the recipe was for apple pie bars. Everyone in our house loves apple pie. My pies are usually delicious in flavor but are not very appealing to the eye. I have never been able to make one that doesn't have the big air pocket between the filling and the top crust. With this recipe you don't have to worry about that.

I used refrigerator dough to make it easy. It took two boxes because of the size of my pan. I just layed the dough in the pan and trimmed the extra off and added it in where it looked a bit skimpy. For the filling I had bought some McIntosh apples like the recipe calls for. They are Hubby's favorite so he will eat the left overs. The recipe said to use an ungreased pan...bad idea for a refrigerated pie dough. Next time I will use some pan spray because the bottom crust stuck miserably. That's why you have no inside pics. That and we ate it too fast. This was the most delicious apple pie we have ever had. The tartness of the apples played well with the sugar and cinnamon. I skipped the glaze on top because it didn't need the extra sweetness and we don't need the extra calories either. I think with the next one I will skimp a bit more on the cinnamon sugar sprinkled on top too.

I think next time I better make a double batch because it was gone in a couple days. Delicious!


Laurie said...

Julia and I made these also!! For all the work that was involved - they were gone much too fast!! I agree, next time it's a double batch :)

sunny said...

I will definitely be trying that recipe! And I've sent it on to a few others. Looks yummy.

Tangos Treasures said...

Sounds great!!

alice said...

Looks yummy! My crusts always stick too. I guess when it is all gone it doesn't matter about all of that.
I will have to try it in bar form.