Apple bars

Apple bars Recipe Is So Good It Will Make Apple pies Jealous.

Apple bars recipe on winter day ??
First of all I wanna make myself clear, there’s nothing seriously wrong with me, yes yes, i know that is winter on northern hemisphere…


Thing is that a couple of months ago when I was thinking about starting a blog, I made a decision that I would take a picture of each (successful) cake and write down a recipe together with the instructions. So, story about this cake Takes Us Back in a beautiful golden yellow october. We are lucky enough to have an amazing friend with a amazing apple orchard just minutes from our house. Nestled in front of the river and beside bosket this charming orchard is filled with a variety smells of Granny smith, Gala, Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples. I may have picked up a bushel of Granny Smith and Gala apples from the orchard on a whim – so I needed to find a plan fast.


On one side is Gala apples, with a mellow flavor and juicy yellow flesh and on the other Granny Smith apples with robust tart flavor that really shines through and stands up to the pastry. And to make a long story short I decided to make my favorite apple bars, and a recipe call for Granny Smith apples. Hope you’re hungry, cause this recipe makes a whopping four dozen bars!  And they truly taste… just like apple pie.

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Apple bars
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Recipe type: Dessert
  • For Crust
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 1⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup margarine at room temperature
  • 2½ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3⅓ cup shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • For Apple filling
  • 11 cup grated apples
  • 5 tablespoon white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • For Meringue
  • 6 egg whites
  • 1½ cup white sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Cream margarine in a mixing bowl, beat in egg yolks, gradually add sugar and
  3. continue creaming until light and fluffy.
  4. In a separate bowl mix the flour, shredded coconut, vanilla extract and baking soda.
  5. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Roll the dough with lightly floured hands and place into cake pan ( 13 x 9 ) lined with baking sheet.
  7. Bake in a preheated oven for 15 minutes at 350 degrees F.
  8. Meanwhile, cook the apples with sugar and cinnamon and if you like, with a handful of coarse ground nuts.
  9. After 15 minutes remove from oven and spread the apple mixture on top.
  10. Place back in oven and bake at 350 F for 20 minutes.
  11. Meanwhile, cream egg whites and sugar in a mixing bowl and continue creaming until light and fluffy.
  12. After 20 minutes remove from the oven and cover with meringue on top.
  13. Bake it for additional 10 minutes or until meringue turns golden,
  14. keep an eye on it to make sure the top isn't getting too browned.
  15. Let cool completely on a rack before cutting into 2-inch bars.
  16. Decorate with homemade caramel sauce.


11 thoughts on “Apple bars

    1. cakescottage Post author

      Dear Vanessa , I use margarine , but you could use butter (in same ratio) if you prefer.
      Thanks for stopping by !
      All the best

  1. Darlene

    Hi, I found this post on Pinterest. I was going to follow through twitter and G+ but all the buttons on the right take me to Pinterest. I repinned your recipe at least. Have a fantastic week. Best wishes, Darlene

  2. Charlene

    HI ! This looks amazing but I’m planning on making this for about 50 people ( which can be bite size). How many does this usually make?

    Thank you!!

    1. cakescottage Post author

      Hi Charlene, I’m glad that you like it:)
      Well, usually it makes about 50 (2-inch) bars,
      but it really depends how you slice it.
      Please let me know how do you like it when you try.
      Thanks for stopping by !
      All the best

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  4. Lesley

    This looks like the perfect recipe for today.. And yes Im in NZ where we are having the coldest winter ever…..


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