This is a “wow” dessert recipe. Actually, it’s a double wow! And frankly, it ought to be because I’ll tell you right now- these Apple Pie bars require a notable amount of time to make, and a decent amount of love, but the pay off is big in the end because they are simply awesome!
The first time I made these amazing bites of deliciousness, I individually wrapped a few and dropped them off to a few friends for them to try and give me feedback. One friend came back and said “The only feedback I have for you is MAKE MORE!”
It all starts with a savory shortbread crust. I don’t care what anyone says, no one can resist a buttery, soft, salty shortbread anything. The shortbread crust is then topped with perfectly sliced tart apples and then finished with a delicious crumble. The layers of savory, salty, tart, and sweet guarantee a truly exceptional apple dessert.
I am not going to lie to you! It takes a couple of hours to assemble these Apple Pie bars, but you get 9 large or 12 small portions and they will stay good for a day or two, but no more. (They would never last longer than that anyway- you’ll want to eat the entire batch.) My recommendation is to make sure you buy all your ingredients the day or two before so you have everything on hand for when you decide to get started. Then, pick out a great album and put that apron on- you’re going to be here for a while. But I promise you, it will be worth it!