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Apple Pie Bars

 Apple Pie Bars
Recipe provided by Philadelphia® Cream Cheese
16 Servings1 hr 30 min

Ingredients

  • 1 package (8 ounces) PHILADELPHIA® Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3-1/4 cups flour, divided
  • 10 Granny Smith apples, peeled, sliced (about 9 cups)
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon water

Directions

  • HEAT oven to 400°F.
  • BEAT cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until blended.
  • Gradually add 3 cups flour, mixing on low speed after each addition
  • just until blended. Shape into 2 balls. Place 1 ball on large
  • lightly floured sheet of waxed paper; flatten slightly. Cover with
  • second floured sheet of waxed paper. Roll out dough to
  • 15-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangle. Discard top sheet of waxed paper.
  • SPRAY 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray; invert over rolled-out
  • dough. Flip dough and pan together. (Pan will be on bottom.) Remove
  • second waxed paper sheet; gently press dough onto bottom and up side
  • of pan. Toss apples with remaining flour, granulated sugar and
  • cinnamon; spread onto bottom of crust.
  • REPEAT rolling out of remaining dough ball to make second rectangle.

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Apple Pie Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Remove top sheet of waxed paper; carefully flip dough over apples.
  • Discard waxed paper. Tuck edges of dough down sides of pan to
  • enclose apples. Make several slits in top crust to vent
  • BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until golden brown.
  • COOL dessert 15 min. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and water; drizzle
  • over dessert. Cool 30 min. before cutting into bars. Yield: 16
  • servings.
HOW TO MAKE FOR 8 SERVINGS: Prepare recipe as directed, cutting all ingredients in half, assembling dessert in 9-inch square pan and reducing the baking time to 30 to 35 min. or until bars are golden brown. Makes 8 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 350 calories, 0 fat (10 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 49 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.