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4.77 from 13 votes

Simple Apple Bars

A fast and easy apple dessert bar recipe from Platter Talk
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple Dessert, apples, dessert bars, fall
Servings: 12
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Scott from Platter Talk


For the Bars

  • 5 medium Apples We used Honey Crisp
  • Package of Refrigerator Pie Crust Sheets I used Pillsbury Refrigerator Pie Crust
  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Ground Cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cloves
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Nutmeg
  • 1 cup crushed Corn Flakes
  • 1 Egg

For the Glaze

  • 1 cup Powder Sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 tablespoons Milk


For the Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Peel apples and slice in uniform slices approximately 1/4 inch thick. Using a medium size mixing bowl combine sugar, cinnamon, cloves nutmeg.
  • Unroll the pie crust and place on a 9"x13" baking pan or cookie sheet. Using a knife cut the pie crust to fit the pan.
  • Use the cut pieces of pie crust to fill in any empty voids on the cookie/baking sheet.
  • You can "glue" the pieces together by using a wet finger to lightly wet the crust first and then adding the cut pieces to cover the bottom of your cookie/baking sheet.
  • Spread the crushed corn flakes over the top of the pie crust and arrange the apples on top of the crushed corn flakes. Next, sprinkle the sugar mixture over the top of the apples.
  • Reserve approximately 3 tablespoons of the sugar mixture. This will be used to sprinkle on the top crust prior to baking.
  • Unroll the 2nd pie crust sheet and repeat the steps above to cover the apple bars. 
  • Whisk the egg and brush over the top of the crust. Sprinkle the remaining sugar mixture over the top of crust. Bake for 50 to 60 minutes or until golden brown.

For the Glaze

  • Mix powder sugar, vanilla and milk together. Be careful not to add too much milk. You want the mixture to be smooth and thick enough to drizzle over the top of the bars. You do not want this mixture to be too runny.
  • The glaze can be drizzled over the bars after they have been removed from the oven and cooled for approximately 20 minutes.
  • Allow the glaze to set before servicing. Bars can be served slightly warm or completely cooled.


Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 151mg | Potassium: 122mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 5.9mg