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Healthy Apple Pie Bars

You are going to love these Healthy Apple Pie Bars. They’re made with a delicious green apple filling and a buttery sugar cookie crust.

Prep: 20 minutsCook: 45 minutesTotal: 3 minute
Fat 27 Carbs 41 Protein 9
Yield 12 1x

Ingredients

Crust

  • 3 cups superfine almond meal
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Apple Filling

  • 6 cups fresh apples, diced (skin on or peeled)
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Crumble Topping

  • 2/3 cup rolled oats
  • 3 tablespoons butter, room temperature and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and spray an 8-inch x 8-inch baking dish with cooking spray or line it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Next, prepare crust. Place all ingredients for the crust into a large bowl. Mix until it forms a crumble and can hold its form.
  3. Transfer crust into the baking dish and flatten the crust evenly to the bottom of the pan using a spatula.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.
  5. While crust is baking, cook down the apples by placing all of the ingredients for the filling into a medium-sized pot.
  6. Turn heat to high and bring to a boil.
  7. Once boiling, turn heat to low and let simmer for 7-9 minutes or until the filling has reduced and thickened*. Stir every so often.
  8. Remove apples from heat and use a fork to mash the apples so that the filling is a combination of apple mash and apple chunks.
  9. Transfer apple pie filling over the crust and set aside and use a spatula to evenly spread out. Set aside.
  10. Next, prepare crumble topping. In a medium bowl, add ingredients for the crumble topping and cut the ingredients with a fork until it forms a crumble.
  11. Evenly distribute the crumble topping on top of the apple filling.
  12. Bake at 350ºF for 26-28 minutes or until crumble topping is golden brown.
  13. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10-15 minutes. Then, refrigerate for at least an hour before slicing.

Tips & Notes

  • If apples are having a hard time thickening, option to add 1 to 2 tablespoons of cornstarch to help thicken.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 Calories: 435 Sugar: 22 Fat: 27 Carbohydrates: 41 Fiber: 6 Protein: 9
Author: Lee FunkeCategory: dessertMethod: ovenCuisine: American

Keywords: apple pie bars