The only thing better than apple pie is apple pie with a cinnamon roll crust! This easy recipe only takes 20 minutes to prepare and can be served for breakfast or dessert or both!
It’s one of my favorite seasons in Maine…apple picking season! I am always over-zealous when it comes to picking apples! My favorites are Honey Crisp, Gala, Macintosh, and Pink Lady apples. My mind starts racing trying to decide what to bake first…apple pie, apple pie bars, apple cake, apple sticky buns?
Hiding the apples isn’t an easy task for a family of four, since I would rather my family indulge in a juicy crisp apple than a greasy bag of chips, so I sneak a couple into the cupboard for safe keeping until the creative juices start kicking in. Apple cinnamon Bundt cake with a glaze is always wonderful. Apple crisp always disappears too quickly…perfect out of the oven with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Scroll through to see my favorite apple desserts that I know will become yours too.
Easier than pie bars! Juicy apples and tender flakey crust!
The longest part of the prep is peeling and chopping up two apples. Topped with an apple cider glaze!
Moist apple cake with a delicious glaze!
If you want your kitchen to smell like heaven, I think this is pretty close to it.
Wonderful with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream!
Moist cranberry applesauce cake, the best flavors of fall!
This post originally aired on Parade, Community Table, written by Nettie Moore
We are a bulk buying family, especially when it is seasonal. Now it is apple season! When I asked hubs what he would like me to bake with the many pounds of apples we just purchased, he said in excitement, “Apple Pie! ” I have a wonderful recipe that I have been wanting to bake from Taste of Home, this is a double pie recipe, that can be cut into bars. Flaky, buttery, crumbly apple pie, but baked in a rectangular dish. It’s perfect warmed with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drizzled with a caramel sauce.
Apple Pie Bars
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1-1/4 cups cold butter, divided
5 to 6 cups thinly sliced peeled Apples
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup cold water
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
I added 2 teaspoons of cinnamon
In a large bowl, combine the flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda; cut in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 2 cups for topping. Press remaining crumbs into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Arrange apples on top, sprinkle cinnamon over apples; set aside.
In a saucepan, combine the sugar, cornstarch, water, vanilla and remaining butter. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thick and bubbly; spread over apples. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.
Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
|I have been wanting to bake since we arrived home from NJ and Philly. I was so happy to see everyone was safe and sound after Hurricane Sandy. Baby Ray had surgery today and is on his way to recovery. Sweetest Baby Boy! Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words. All of your prayers have made a difference.This is a very simple recipe for Apple Pie. It’s hubs favorite and since he picked the last batch at the apple orchard, had to make it. If you want your kitchen to smell like heaven, I think this is pretty close to it.|