Potluck Apple Pie Bars Recipe
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Potluck Apple Pie Bars Recipe

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I use apple from our own apple trees to make this dessert. It's a big hit at potlucks as well as with my family.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES:24 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling
MAKES: 24 servings


  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 4 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 8 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 9 medium)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 338 calories, 17g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 69mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in the shortening until crumbly.
  2. Combine egg yolks and milk; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide in half.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 15-in. x 10-in. rectangle. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with one rectangle; sprinkle with cereal.
  4. Arrange apples over cereal. Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Top with remaining pastry; cut slits in top. Brush with egg whites.
  5. Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack. In a bowl, combine confectioners' sugar and enough milk to achieve drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bars. Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Pie Bars in Country Extra September 2004, p49

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taytay09 User ID: 3081512 153517
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2011

"A bit bland."

Rockamama User ID: 1263362 207090
Reviewed May. 26, 2011

"Sorry, did not care for these. Dense and too sweet."

AloeMo User ID: 5740089 99353
Reviewed Jan. 4, 2011

"Over 300 calories and 17 grams of fat PER BAR? Who cooks like this anymore? My family deserves better and so does yours!"

MY REVIEW User ID: 1079893 156881
Reviewed Oct. 5, 2010

"These were amazing!"

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