Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars.

Apple pie is my favorite dessert, but baking this classic dessert as bars is so much easier! Load these apple pie bars with cinnamon brown sugar streusel and lots of salted caramel on top for a crowd-pleasing treat.

These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are mind-blowing delicious! So much easier to make than an entire apple pie, too. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

Happy 4th of July weekend!

It has officially been one year since I posted my most favorite dessert on the planet. If I had every single dessert on my blog on the table in front of me (can you imagine?!) and could only choose one… this dessert would win. By a landslide.

Apple pie is my favorite dessert; it’s also an American classic. And to celebrate our country’s independence, I vow to make an apple pie recipe on the 4th of July every year. A new tradition to celebrate this patriotic holiday. And my excuse to eat apple pie things.

These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are mind-blowing delicious! So much easier to make than an entire apple pie, too. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

I have a confession. I made and shot these salted caramel apple pie bars 2 weeks ago and have made them 3 more times since. They are THAT good. Imagine a slice of apple pie, but better. A buttery shortbread crust. A brown sugary oat streusel. Gooey cinnamon apples. And silky smooth salted caramel.

…all in one.

By the way, I didn’t eat all three batches. Though after running 7 miles one day, I definitely wanted to. One batch was a hit at a book signing, another batch went to Kevin’s friends, and I froze the 3rd batch for a party tomorrow.

These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are mind-blowing delicious! So much easier to make than an entire apple pie, too. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

(I am so excited to dig into these.)

These apple pie bars are a cinch to make. A few steps and you’ll be ready to go. First, make a simple shortbread crust. Nothing fancy here! Butter, flour, sugar, vanilla, salt. Nothing more, nothing less. Simplicity is key when you are making shortbread.

The buttery shortbread crust is just like my favorite pie crust recipe, only easier. And perfect as the base layer for all your favorite bar desserts. I use this shortbread crust in a few of my cookbook recipes – I’ve heard nothing but great feedback. Plus, it’s easy.

Next, add the apples. Tons and tons and tons of ‘em. Use your favorite variety. I like to use two different kinds for more depth of flavor. Think… a tart Granny Smith and a sweet Pink Lady. You’ll need two apples for the filling.

S-T-R-E-U-S-E-L. Yes, I am a streusel cheerleader. I’m also a huge nerd for just typing streusel that way, but whatever. It’s a holiday, forgive my silliness. Brown sugar cinnamon oat streusel is the third layer on top of the apple pie bars. It’s a heavy layer.

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again: the more streusel, the better.

Delicious Homemade Salted Caramel by sallysbakingaddiction.com

Salted caramel is my love language. It also takes these incredible apple pie bars to a whole other level. Have you ever made salted caramel before? You must.

Make my recipe for simple salted caramel sauce and you will be a super hero in your family’s eyes. Seriously. This stuff is liquid gold. Dangerously good.

Be warned: your loved ones will have to pry the spoon from your hand. My good friend Megan made it about 5 times during the holidays last year. She gave it to friends and family as gifts. Wouldn’t YOU like to receive a jar of this stuff?

Pour it generously over the apple pie bars and get ready to dig in.

These Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars are mind-blowing delicious! So much easier to make than an entire apple pie, too. Recipe by sallysbakingaddiction.com

There is so much going on in these salty ‘n sweet caramel apple pie bars, that you will HAVE go back for seconds. But who’s complaining?! Happy 4th, everyone. :)

*Don’t be overwhelmed by the ingredient list. A lot of the ingredients are repeated in each layer. 

 

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Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Apple pie is my favorite dessert, but baking it as bars is so much easier! Load these apple pie bars with cinnamon brown sugar streusel and lots of salted caramel on top for a crowd-pleasing treat.

Yield: 12-16 bars

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 3 hours, 20 minutes

Ingredients:

Shortbread Crust

  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (125g) all-purpose flour

Apple Filling

  • 2 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced (1/4 inch thick)*
  • 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg

Streusel

  • 1/2 cup (40g) old-fashioned oats
  • 1/3 cup (70g) light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup (30g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup (60g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • homemade salted caramel sauce (step-by-step photos included)

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 300F degrees. Line an 8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, leaving an overhang on all sides. Set aside.

Make the crust: Stir the melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt together in a medium bowl. Add the flour and stir until everything is combined. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes while you prepare the filling and streusel.

Make the apple filling:Combine the sliced apples, flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg together in a large bowl until all of the apples are evenly coated. Set aside.

Make the streusel:Whisk the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour together in a medium bowl. Cut in the chilled butter with a pastry blender or two knives (or even with your hands) until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside.

Remove the crust from the oven, and turn the oven up to 350F degrees. Evenly layer the apples on top of the warm crust. It will look like there are too many apple slices, so layer them tightly and press them down to fit. Sprinkle the apple layer with streusel and bake for 30–35 minutes or until the streusel is golden brown.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool for at least 20 minutes at room temperature, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Lift the foil out of the pan using the overhang on the sides and cut into bars. Once cut, pour salted caramel sauce on top. These apple pie bars can be enjoyed warm or cold. The bars will stay fresh in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.

*I like to use two different kinds of apples for a more complex flavor. I typically use 1 tart apple variety such as Granny Smith, and 1 sweeter apple variety such as Pink Lady.

*Recipe may easily be doubled and baked in a 9x13 pan. I'm unsure of the exact bake time, most likely around 45 minutes.

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92 Responses to “Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars.”

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    Librarian Lavenderposted July 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    This looks so good! We call it strooisel in the Netherlands. Yum, I can’t wait to try it!

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    • Janie Lynnreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 11:54 am

      Cool! It’s funny how different countries have such different names for the same food!

      I just made marbled caramel cheesecake chocolate cookie bars. YUM! That blog post has yet to be seen.

      From your whole food-y!
      Janie Lynn

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    Margaretposted July 3, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    These look fabulous for an outdoor party or picnic! I wonder if your salted caramel apple pie recipe could be adapted for slab pie, as well…

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      I’m sure it could! Though I’ve never tried.

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    Mirposted July 3, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    See, all these people have been posting patriotic red, white and blue stuff, and I could totally resist that. I mean, they’re pretty, but not like…
    THIS! Salted caramel apples are the best! And I love my pie in bar form because it’s more socially acceptable to devour several bars, whereas most people stop at one slice of pie.
    Love these, Sally! Happy 4th!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Mir, this is why I love ya. GREAT point about making apple pie into bars… totally acceptable to gobble up more than one.

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    Danaposted July 3, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Apple pie has always been my favorite pie… and I can never get enough of salted caramel…so basically I need to make this ASAP. Thanks, Sally- Happy 4th!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:51 pm

      Happy 4th Dana!

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    Dorothy @ Crazy for Crustposted July 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    I knew I loved you – apple pie is my favorite too! These? Are simply amazing! Is it time for fall baking yet? I’m so ready…

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:50 pm

      I’m SO ready too Dorothy. And already tired of this 100 degree weather Baltimore is having!

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    Marcyposted July 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    These are in my oven as I type! I can’t wait to try them!

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    Averie @ Averie Cooksposted July 3, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Love these, Sally! And if you made them 3 times in 2 weeks, they’re dang tasty :) Pinned!

    I have a 2011 recipe for Caramel Apple Bars and loved them so much I put them in my first cookbook.

    And I know what you mean about running higher mileage and wanting to eat the whole pan :) When I do 15-18 milers, I seriously DO eat half a pan. haha!

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    Meredithposted July 3, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    I came on to your website check out your photo a day post and I see these! Yum!!! If all of your recipes were laid out on a table in front of me, I don’t know that I could pick just one favorite! Sooooooo many front runners….. You should ask that question on FB. I’d love to see what others would choose.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 3:55 pm

      Ok, I’ll definitely ask that Meredith! I’m kinda curious :)

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    Ellaposted July 3, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Hi Sally!
    I was wondering if you’ve ever tried Streuselkuchen? It’s a German dish which is nearly identical to these apple pie bars, but with a sweet dough base instead of a shortbread and vanilla pudding in the middle! If you haven’t had it, I think that ou should definitely try it someday – it’s really tasty!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      That sounds delicious Ella! I have not tried it before though. Yum!

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    lisaposted July 3, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Have you ever adapted the recipe to make a larger quantity, jelly roll pan size? This looks fabulous and I can’t wait to try it. Apple pie is my favorite fall dessert.

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 5:14 pm

      I have not – the bars are quite tall and I think would deb better doubled in a 9×13 pan. Unsure of the bake time.

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    Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spiceposted July 3, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    Amazing, Sally! These are the perfect 4th of July treat…apple pie is a true American staple, and these are bars are perfect!! Pinned!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 3rd, 2014 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks Gayle – happy 4th!

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    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Bakerposted July 3, 2014 at 5:17 pm

    Anything that has salted caramel and streusel is a defo winner. I need these bars in my life!

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shoutposted July 3, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    OMG. I never make pies because I have this mental block that they’re really tedious, but I love the ooey gooey apple pie filling. Plus salted caramel (and peanut butter on the side?) these bars sounds awesome :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:43 am

      PB on the side… best idea on the planet.

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    Jessica @ Sweet Menuposted July 3, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Amazing Sally! Looks scrumptious! Your cookbook arrived yesterday, I’m so excited. My whole family was so impressed with how beautiful all your recipes look! Cant wait to get stuck into it x

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Woohoo! Let me know which recipe(s) you make from my book first Jessica!

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    Kathryn Cothernposted July 3, 2014 at 6:11 pm

    My favorite pie has always been (and always will be) APPLE!!! I hardly make it since I would eat it all!! Apples & cinnamon, oh my! Now if I add the “oh I can’t keep my fork away” STREUSEL, there will be no stopping me. Thank goodness I just set up my new bike trainer so I can now ride hours and hours to burn off all these calories and sugar (good glycogen fueling) OR else these delicious calories will end up on my body somewhere which is a no-no.

    You are much younger than me Sally so you burn this stuff off much easier, even though I workout daily. I do remember my younger days…when I could practically eat what I wanted and it wouldn’t stick around…no pun intended. :)

    Thanks for posting this yummy recipe!! Hope you and yours have a fabulous and safe July 4th holiday weekend!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:42 am

      Thanks Kathryn – and since you got your new bike trainer, you have got to make these bars. Totally oath the extra workouts on the trainer if you ask me! We have a nice bike trainer; Kevin rides it often in the colder months! Happy 4th of July to you and your family :)

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    mjposted July 3, 2014 at 6:28 pm

    Oh, these look SO GOOD! I am dying here! I LOVE salted caramel and apples, all together!
    And the next recipe I plan to make is the apple pie bars form your cookbook! They look delicious. And I have made the lemon bars, also from your cookbook,and my family, and some friends I gave some too, LOVED them.
    Just one more thing, I have made the lemon cupcakes twice and they are very good. I adore lemon!
    I can not wait to try these! Thank you! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:41 am

      It sounds like you love lemon as much as I do, mj! And these apple pies are just like the ones in my cookbook. You have to try them!

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    Caleyposted July 3, 2014 at 7:31 pm

    Oh Sally, I can’t even tell you how good this looks! I know I’ve told you before about my love of apples…but let me just repeat it ;). I LOVE APPLES!! I know my mom and sister would flip for this as well. I’m all about streusel…and I’d love to try this as cherry-pie bars as well :D

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:40 am

      This dessert it RIGHT up your alley! And the cherry version… I have to try it too!

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    Audreyposted July 3, 2014 at 8:07 pm

    That picture you have of the caramel is simply beautiful!! I always look forward to your mouthwatering photography. :) I hope you have a delicious 4th of July!!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:40 am

      Thanks for the photo compliments Audrey!

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    Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Lifeposted July 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    So delicious! Apple Pie Bars are perfect for the a winter night’s dessert down here too! My little sister’s favourite winter dessert is apple pie and I bet these would be a very welcome interpretation.
    You definitely would have deserved one or two pieces after that big run :)
    Thanks Sally and Happy Fourth of July from here Down Under!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:38 am

      Thanks so much Amy! You have got to try these bars during the cold months down under!

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    Hayleyposted July 3, 2014 at 11:25 pm

    These look so perfect! I’m not american, but happy fourth of july anyways!

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    Matt Robinsonposted July 4, 2014 at 1:19 am

    These look so insanely good, Sally, love the salted caramel!!! My FAV.

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    Jayposted July 4, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Hey Sally!
    last night i made caramel ice cream and wanted to swirl in some homemade caramel sauce but what was supposed to be the sauce ended up as an amber glass block. Any idea why that happened? (I halved the recipe when I made it )
    Thank you :D

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:33 am

      Hmm. How about you reduce the heat before adding the cream. Also, try using room temperature cream. Let it sit out for 1 hour before adding.

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    Micheleposted July 4, 2014 at 7:58 am

    I need this on a larger scale……can it be doubled and prepared in a 9×13 baking dish?

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:32 am

      Yes – please see recipe notes.

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      • Michelereplied on July 4th, 2014 at 12:04 pm

        Thanks so much! Happy 4th

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    Mariana @The Candid Kitchenposted July 4, 2014 at 8:08 am

    Sally this is so perfect, I have a ton of salted caramel bottled in my pantry and this is just the recipe!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:32 am

      It sounds like you’ve gotta make these ASAP Mariana!

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    Kamila Gornia | for passion-driven solopreneursposted July 4, 2014 at 10:08 am

    OHHH this is amazing. <3

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    Madaeposted July 4, 2014 at 10:15 am

    These sound AMAZING! I just finished making your salted caramel sauce for the mini chocolate chip cheesecakes. I have all the ingredients for these…I don’t think there’s ever too much dessert! :)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 10:31 am

      How perfect. You have to make them Madae! Enjoy both desserts :)

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    Joannaposted July 4, 2014 at 11:23 am

    I’ve always thought that apples and caramel belong to autumn. Well, you’ve just changed my perception of summer! Need to try that recipe out!

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    Annie @ Annie's Nomsposted July 4, 2014 at 11:53 am

    Oh my word, these look heavenly!! All that caramel… swoon!

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    Lynnposted July 4, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    You know, I have been a huge fan of pie in bar form lately– I’m actually on my way to a party (no worries, hubs is driving :-) ) with my own recipe for blueberry lemon pie bars, for which I use your shortbread crust! I seriously love that crust. Such a winner! Enjoy your 4th, Sally!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      YES! The crust is amazing. My go-to! So happy you enjoy it too. Have fun at the party! Happy 4th, stay safe!

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    Kate @ Diethoodposted July 4, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    Apple Pie with streusel?!?! Oh good Lord, THAT is a fantastic idea, Sally! I’d eat the streusel first then work my way down to that beautiful shortbread crust… I’m officially drooling. Awesome recipe, as always!
    Happy 4th to you! Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! xo

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    • Sallyreplied on July 4th, 2014 at 1:01 pm

      Happy 4th dear Kate!! Enjoy the weekend :)

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    Michelleposted July 4, 2014 at 1:54 pm

    O-M-G!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookieposted July 4, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    Wow is this the american dream in bar form? I think so.

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    Cate @ Chez CateyLouposted July 4, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I love your vow to make something appley on the 4th every year! What a fun tradition!! These bars look even better than the real thing. Streusel and caramel?? I want some right now!!

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    Beth @ bethcakesposted July 4, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    Ohh, I love the idea of pie in bar form. Apple pie is definitely my favorite pie flavor when it comes to fruit/berry fillings. Actually just had a slice of apple pie at a 4th of July party! Making one on the 4th every year is such a great and fun tradition! Love all the elements of these bars, and especially all that salted caramel! :) Happy 4th!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 5th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Thanks Beth! And I can’t imagine a 4th of July without apple pie :) Hope you had a great 4th!

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    Marinaposted July 4, 2014 at 10:43 pm

    Making apple pie in bar form is genius Sally! These look amazing! And so fitting for the 4th- nothing is quite as American as Apple Pie :)

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    Hanna Marieposted July 5, 2014 at 1:26 am

    These look so good. I’m going to try making them this weekend

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    • Sallyreplied on July 5th, 2014 at 3:02 pm

      Let me know how you like them!

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    Kirstyposted July 5, 2014 at 5:27 am

    I would never have thought of making apple pie in bar form but this sounds perfect! Definitely need to give this a go soon!

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    Meagan @ The F&B Departmentposted July 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I am totally making these. I made salted caramel sauce a few days ago using your recipe (and it’s the only salted caramel recipe I will use from now on because I scorched all the other batches), and I still have some leftover. I was considering just eating the rest with a spoon, but this is a much better idea. Thanks!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 5th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      For the record, I would not judge you eating it from the spoon. ;)

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    Julieposted July 5, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    I made these bars yesterday for a BBQ and they were an absolute hit! A few other people brought desserts, but this was by far the most popular. I forwarded your email to at least a dozen people. I just want you to know that I’ve always been a lousy cook and baker. I always brought store-bought bakery items to BBQs and pot lucks. Sally, since I’ve discovered your site, I haven’t done that since. You make it so easy and enjoyable to actually bake and I always get asked now to bring a dessert. For Father’s Day I made the lemon-blueberry cheesecake bars and knocked the socks off even my mother who is a self-proclaimed foodie. Your peanut butter cookies are a favorite monthly treat in my house too! Thank you, thank you Sally!!

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    • Juliereplied on July 5th, 2014 at 1:36 pm

      Oh, I finally decided to order your cookbook today too! Amazon is delivering it Tuesday. Guess I need to start hitting the gym harder in anticipation ;)

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    • Sallyreplied on July 5th, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      You are an all-star Julie! I’m so glad that you have more confidence in the kitchen now. I’m happy these apple pie bars were a hit! Aren’t they the best? :) Thanks for all the kind words. I really appreciate it! Have fun with my cookbook – let me know what you try!

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    Amy @ Amy's Healthy Bakingposted July 5, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    You’re so sweet (and definitely have tons of self-control) to make 2 batches to give away! If I had my way and calories didn’t count, I’d probably pick the streusel off of every single bar. It’s always my favorite part! ;) Hope you, Kevin & Jude had a fun 4th of July and were able to take a break from packing to celebrate!

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    Ashley | Our Full Tableposted July 5, 2014 at 11:40 pm

    Oh mama! These look dangerous!

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    Iramposted July 6, 2014 at 1:32 am

    Hi Sally,

    I made these for 4th of July. We grilled burgers and to top it off I made this.
    I have actually made the apple pie streusel bars a couple of times from your cookbook and they were loved. Of course adding salted caramel brought it to a whole new level!

    You know the coolest part of it was making the sauce. I have never “melted” sugar. Had no idea sugar could even turn into liquid. I was amazed at the science behind it. One thing though, my sauce wasn’t as light in color as yours was. (though I added the right amount of butter/cream nor was the sugar burnt in any way) Taste was completely there, but I’m just wondering why my sauce isn’t as light as yours??

    Anyway I hope you got to enjoy ur 4th of July. Was so gonna try ur tye-dye cupcakes, but when u posted this I really had no choice! Haha :P

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    • Sallyreplied on July 6th, 2014 at 3:03 pm

      I’m so glad you made these Iram! Perhaps it’s just the lighting of my photos? Butter can also be either really yellow or pale whitefish, which may alter the color of the caramel too. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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    Kaylaposted July 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Man does this look good! Apple and caramel have always been a favorite combination for me :)

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    Mary Francesposted July 6, 2014 at 4:32 pm

    Apple pie is the epitome of the Fourth of July! And making it into bars only makes it seem more doable … which means more eatable ;) Bars are harder to photograph, especially with all that drippy caramel, but you did a gorgeous job! Pinned!

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    Mercedesposted July 7, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    I could not stop thinking about these bars all weekend! I plan to make them to bring to a BBQ this Saturday. With that salted caramel sauce, they are just too decadent to resist! Also, I love your green wood photo board background! Did you make it yourself? Hope you had a great 4th!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 7th, 2014 at 2:54 pm

      Hi Mercedes! I’m so excited you’ll be making these. Let me know how they turn out! I did make the green photo backdrop, yes. I have a picture of me making it (and a link to the tutorial – see June 8): http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2014/07/02/photo-day-june/

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    Susanposted July 8, 2014 at 10:52 am

    These are AMAZING!!! I’ve already made them twice since I found the recipe on Saturday. They were a HUGE hit at church and I will be passing out the recipe to many that inquired. Thank you!!!

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    Elizabethposted July 8, 2014 at 7:10 pm

    These look absolutely amazing! I made your Salted Caramel Apple Pie a couple of weeks ago and it turned out beautifully. Thanks for always sharing such great recipes!(: I noticed that you mentioned freezing these bars, I was wondering how long you let them thaw out before serving? Thank you!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 9th, 2014 at 7:15 am

      I usually let them thaw overnight in the refrigerator. Love the pie version!

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    Jelliposted July 9, 2014 at 11:20 am

    Sally, you never fail to make me want to blast out the door for a supermarket run as soon as I see your droolworthy pics. We adore apple pie and these pie bars look phenomenal! What a fun twist using salted caramel. Sharing!

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    Shannonposted July 13, 2014 at 5:10 pm

    I just made the salted caramel today. I’m a sucker for caramel. Love TJ’s salted caramel. But it’s not as rich as this that I made today. I’m SO GLAD I have this recipe! It’s just the right amount of caramel and has such a dense, wonderful flavor. A little goes a long way. Thanks Sally!!

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    Victoriaposted July 13, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    This bars are divine. So reach in taste. My family argued what was more delicious bars or caramel while devouring everything with a lightning speed. Caramel itself reminded me homemade candies my great grandma used to make. SO YUMMY!! Thanks a lot.

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    Jessica Kellyposted July 14, 2014 at 2:47 pm

    Hi Sally! I must tell you that I made these bars (along with the coconut macaroons) for my best friend’s baby shower yesterday, and they disappeared like crazypanyts! People keep posting on my Facebook page how much they loved them and are craving them still! Your recipes continue to be my ace-in-the-hole. Not to mention the fresh jar of salted caramel left on my kitchen counter…. :) Yummyness!!!

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    • Sallyreplied on July 14th, 2014 at 6:35 pm

      mmm… leftover salted caramel never stands a chance. ;) Thanks for all the kind words. Love the word “crazypants” lol

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    Aislinn @ Cakes 'n Chaosposted July 16, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Mmm, these look good. I love apple pie and I love salted caramel, so these seem like the perfect combination! Might just have to try them :)

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    Ayshaposted July 27, 2014 at 5:43 am

    Sally, I tried them and it turned out wonderful! I used to get intimated by baking but you are great teacher and make everything so easy. I’ve also tried your pizza crust and classic chocolate cupcakes, both of them had perfect results. Thank you very much!

    Love from Pakistan! <3

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    Tracyposted July 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Hi Sally!

    My name is Tracy and I blog at Made From Pinterest with my two sisters. Would you mind sharing with us the recipe plugin you use?

    Your blog is one of our favorites, love your photography and recipes!

    Thanks,

    Tracy

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    • Sallyreplied on July 29th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

      Hi Tracy! My website designer, Purr Design, created a customized recipe format for me. No plug-in. Thanks!

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    Emilyposted August 3, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    These were amazing! I ended up adding more flour into the crust as it seemed way too buttery and gooey (not sure if something went wrong with my measuring) but it turned out perfect in the end. I’m absolutely obsessed with salted caramel at the moment and its winter here in NZ so we have an excess of apples

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    Reneeposted August 9, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    I made these today and brought them to the beach where they sat out in the sun and got all warm and gooey and delicious! Definitely a recipe I’ll be making again!

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    Brennaposted August 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    I saw these on pinterest and made them right away. I. LOVE. THEM. They remind me of the Apple Crostata from Olive Garden. Thank you so much for the recipe!

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    Melposted August 13, 2014 at 10:29 am

    I want to move in beside your oven.

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    Susan Andrewsposted August 22, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Just made these today. Wow, they are so good! Shortbread, apples, streusel & caramel! Oh.so.tasty! I love the caramel recipe. The best I’ve found and so simple. Thank you for sharing!

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