Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars

Published on Sep 15, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

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Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 9
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A perfect fall deliciousness, Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars. Delicious cinnamon apples with a hint of nutmeg and vanilla nestled between a shortbread crust and topped with lightly sweetened crunchy almonds. YUM!


baked sliced apple pie bars, gluten-free

Easiest Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars Recipe

This apple pie bar recipe is probably one of the easiest gluten-free snack recipes using healthy apples. I used honey crisp apples because I find they are perfectly sweet and excellent for baking.


apples in a strainer with a knife

fall is all about apples

With the onset of fall, fresh apples are abundant everywhere. So whether you enjoy a day at a farm picking apples or get some at your local market, you know they will taste fresh, crispy and delicious.

As per Statista, apples are the second most consumed fruit in America, after bananas. This is why apple recipes are so popular, especially in the fall. Two of our most popular apple recipes are the Very Best Gluten-Free Apple Fritter Bread and the Gluten-Free Baked Apple Cider Donuts.


slices of gluten free apple pie bars, one is on a plate

Gluten free apple pie bars to celebrate autumn!

This apple recipe is one of the simplest gluten-free sweet snacks to make. With the goodness of apples combined with buttery shortbread and crunchy almonds, you know this apple pie bar will be a winner.

Gluten free apple pie bar recipe details

You will love this gluten-free apple recipe because it is not complicated. The aroma of cinnamon apples while baking screams fall deliciousness, so let’s get to it!


apple pie dough pulsed in a food processor

you need only a food processor to make the crust and topping

The entire crust and topping are made easily in a food processor. Begin with adding dry ingredients, toss in the butter and pulse to create coarse crumbs. Then add a couple of eggs and briefly pulse. Done!


unbaked crust in a square baking pan lined with parchment paper


Some of the dough is pressed in the baking dish and baked. In this recipe, the apple pie dough is used for the crust and the topping, keeping the recipe super simple!


sliced apples and cinnamon in a bowl

prepare the apples

While the crust is baking, prepare the apples. Using a saucepan, add a tablespoon of butter, apple slices, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Cover the saucepan and cook for five minutes. By briefly cooking the apples, they will slightly soften and hold their shape.

assemble the apple pie dessert

Spread the cinnamon apple slices with their juices over the baked crust and top with remaining crumbled dough. Sprinkle with sliced almonds and some sugar and bake. 


unsliced baked apple pie bars in a square baking dish


As you can see, the recipe is super easy. However, the hardest thing you will have to do is wait for the apple bars to cool before you can enjoy them.


close up of a single slice baked gluten-free apple pie bar on a white dessert plate


With the buttery crust, a layer of cinnamon apples and crunchy almond topping, these gluten-free apple pie bars will easily become everyone’s favourite snack. So let’s bake. Kids especially love this apple treat.

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Many thanks!

Kristina xx

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I've just been diagnosed with celiac at 47 year's old I'm going to be breaking habits of my life and these fabby recipes are definitely helping me through it. I've never baked but there's hardly anything for us so I m going to start with the apple pie bars.


sounds delicious especially with the ice cream. Thank you for sharing Deb


Delicious! I made it just as written with the exception of reducing the sugar(brown) to 1/2C instead of 3/4. We ate it warm with ice cream.

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