Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars

Published on Sep 15, 2021

  by   Kristina Stosek

2 reviews

Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 45 minutes Serves: 9
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Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars are an amazing apple treat. Imagine tender cinnamon apples infused with hints of nutmeg and vanilla, sandwiched between a buttery 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

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. Two of our most popular apple recipes are the Very Best Gluten-Free Apple Fritter Bread and the Gluten-Free Apple Turnovers.

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

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars

This apple recipe is not only simple but also gluten-free, making it a perfect choice for a sweet snack when following a gluten-free diet. With the natural goodness of apples complemented by buttery shortbread and crunchy almonds, these apple pie bars are always popular.

apple pie dough pulsed in a food processor

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bar: Recipe Details

You’ll adore this gluten-free apple recipe for its simplicity, texture and deliciousness, making it a must-try wholesome sweet treat!

Making the Crust and Topping

The entire crust and topping for these gluten-free apple pie bars can be easily made in a food processor. Start by adding the dry ingredients, then toss in the butter and pulse until you get coarse crumbs. Finally, add a couple of eggs and briefly pulse to combine.

unbaked crust in a square baking pan lined with parchment paper

Preparing the Apples

While the crust is baking, prepare the apples. In a saucepan, melt a tablespoon of butter and add apple slices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. Cover the saucepan and cook for about five minutes. This quick cooking will slightly soften the apples while allowing them to retain their shape.

sliced apples and cinnamon in a bowl

Assembling the Apple Pie Bars

Spread the cinnamon apple slices and their juices evenly over the baked crust. Top with the remaining crumbled dough. Sprinkle sliced almonds and a bit of sugar over the top.

unsliced baked apple pie bars in a square baking dish

Baking and Serving

Bake the assembled apple pie bars until golden brown and bubbly. Allow them to cool before cutting into bars. Despite its simplicity, the hardest part of this recipe is waiting for the bars to cool before indulging in their deliciousness!

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

Gluten-Free Apple Pie Bars: Recipe Review

With their buttery crust, flavorful layer of cinnamon apples, and crunchy almond topping, these gluten-free apple pie bars are sure to become a favorite snack. Perfect for any occasion, they’re especially loved by kids. Whether for a family gathering or a casual afternoon treat, these bars promise deliciousness with every bite.

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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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