Go Back
+ servings
close up of two apple bars piled up topped with vanilla glaze.
Print SAVE Pin
5 from 7 votes

Apple Bars

These apple bars are a two-in-one dessert that combines apple pie filling with a soft buttery crust, assembled like a cobbler. Each bite delivers a burst of juicy apples, melt-in-your-mouth coffee cake with a sweet glaze, and a hint of warmth from apple pie spice. They’re perfect for the Fall season!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 18 bars
Calories249.7 kcal
Cost $ 0.75 per bar


  • 1 oven
  • 1 Baking pan 13 x 9-inch
  • 1 large mixing bowl or use a handle mixer
  • 1 whisk


Apple Bars:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter vegan butter or coconut oil for a vegan option
  • cups sugar You can replace regular sugar with beet sugar if you prefer.
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon apple pie spice This can be replaced with ground cinnamon or a mix of ground nutmeg and cinnamon.
  • 3 large eggs at room temperature (Flax eggs or applesauce can be used as a vegan alternative).
  • teaspoon vanilla extract Or, try almond extract instead.
  • cups all-purpose flour You can try using a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend for a gluten-free version.
  • 21 oz apple pie filling Use store-bought or homemade apple pie filling, or try a mixture of stewed apples and cinnamon.

Vanilla Glaze:

  • ½ cup confectioners' sugar You can also make your own by blending 1 cup of granulated sugar with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch.
  • 1 tablespoon heavy cream Whole milk or half & half can be used for a lighter option.
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract


  • To make these Apple Pie Bars, preheat your oven to 350°F(180°C) and lightly grease a 13 x 9 baking pan with butter or non-stick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, salt, and apple pie spice.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, and then the vanilla extract, mixing between each addition. TIP: Add 2 tablespoon of the flour if your mixture starts to curdle!
  • Mix in the all-purpose flour but just until combined. Do NOT overmix! Set aside 1 cup of the dough for the topping!
  • Spread the dough in an even layer over the bottom of prepared baking pan. Next, top with the apple pie filling. Spoon the reserved dough over the top of the apple pie filling as if making a cobbler.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes, or until the apple cobbler bars are set and lightly golden brown on the top. Transfer the pan to a wire rack, and let it cool before topping with glaze.
  • Make the Vanilla Glaze: In a small bowl, combine the 3 ingredients until smooth. If needed, adjust the thickness to reach a drizzling consistency. It must cling well to your spoon, yet drizzles easily.
  • Drizzle the glaze over the cooled apple bars. Let it set and then slice into 18 bars!

Recipe Notes

How to Store
ROOM TEMPERATURE: Store any remaining apple bars in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days (without the glaze).
FRIDGE: However, if you are adding dairy-based glaze, your cobbler bars should be refrigerated for up to 5 days.
FREEZER: If you intend to freeze them, only top them with the glaze after thawing them. To freeze for up to 2 months, wrap them in heavy-duty aluminum foil and transfer into an airtight freezer storage container or plastic freezer storage bag.
THAWING: Thaw overnight in the fridge.


Calories: 249.7kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.7g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 8.9g | Saturated Fat: 5.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2.3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 48.6mg | Sodium: 92.4mg | Potassium: 46.2mg | Fiber: 0.8g | Sugar: 24.6g | Vitamin A: 296.3IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 11.3mg | Iron: 1mg

** Nutrition labels on easyanddelish.com are for educational purposes only. This info is provided as a courtesy and is only an estimate, since the nutrition content of recipes can vary based on ingredient brand or source, portion sizes, recipe changes/variations, and other factors. We suggest making your own calculations using your preferred calculator, based on which ingredients you use, or consulting with a registered dietitian to determine nutritional values more precisely.

Please note that health-focused and diet information provided on easyanddelish.com is for educational purposes and does not constitute medical advice, nor is it intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent disease. Consult with your doctor or other qualified health professional prior to initiating any significant change in your diet or exercise regimen, or for any other issue necessitating medical advice.

DID YOU MAKE THIS RECIPE?Comment and rate the recipe. Also follow us on Pinterest at @easyanddelish for more delish recipes.