Golden Apple Bars


“These taste just like mini apple pies!”  So said a family member who sampled this lovely, apple dessert baked on a brown sugar cookie crust this past weekend.  To be honest, this recipe is a version of my  Grandma Rose’s who made something like this every fall when apples were plentiful and in season.  However, I find apple anything to be wonderful no matter the season.  This is an easy, delicious dessert with sweet tart apples (any) baked on a brown sugar cookie crust.  Try this lovely confection the next time you are looking for something different and interesting to make for dessert!  Great for Sunday dinner or a family meal!  Send some home with family (I was told that this makes an excellent breakfast with coffee as well!)  One 9″ x 13″ baking dish;  12 servings.

Golden Apple Bars

Cookie Layer:

3/4 Cup Butter

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

2 Cups Flour

Apple Layer:

8 Tart Apples, your preference, peeled and diced

1 Tsp. Lemon Juice

1/4 Cup Butter

3/4 Cup Brown Sugar

1 Egg, lightly beaten

1 Tsp. Vanilla

1 Cup Flour

1 Tsp. Baking Powder

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

For the cookie layer:

In a large bowl, cream the butter and brown sugar.

Beat in flour.

Grease a 9″ x 13″ baking pan.  Press dough evenly over bottom and 1″ up the sides of the pan.

Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 12 minutes, or until lightly browned.  Remove from oven.

Meanwhile, make the apple layer:

Core, peel and dice apples; toss with lemon juice in a large  bowl.

Melt butter and remove from heat.  Blend with brown sugar in a medium sized bowl.  Add egg, vanilla, baking powder and flour.  Mix well.  Combine in large bowl with diced apples.  Mix well.


Spread evenly over the cookie layer and bake in 350 degree oven for an additional 25 minutes or until apples are fork tender.

Remove from oven, cool and cut.

12 Large Servings