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Servings: 12 -16 bars

Apple Butter Pie Bars

Apple Butter Pie Bars - an easy way to make an apple pie! Slab pie or pie bars are so much easier to serve and these are full of rich apple butter with a crumble topping.

Ingredients

For the Crust & Crumble:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter — softened
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups Apple Butter — about 12 ounces
  • 1/2 cup walnuts — chopped

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9x13” pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Make the crust & crumble: add butter, flour, sugar, salt, and cinnamon to a large bowl. Mix with a hand mixer until it becomes crumbly. (You may need to use your fingers to break up any larger chunks of butter.) Press into half into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 10 minutes.
  3. After 10 minutes, remove crust from the oven. Spread the apple butter over the crust in an even layer. Sprinkle with walnuts. Sprinkle the topping evenly over the filling and press gently to compact. Bake for an additional 20-25 minutes, until topping starts to turn golden.
  4. Cool completely before removing from pan. Cut into squares.