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Spiced Apple Bars

User Rating 5 Star Rating (1 Review)


These spiced apple walnut bars are a fabulous way to use fresh apples. 


  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups chopped unpeeled apples
  • 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • sifted powdered sugar, optional


In mixing bowl combine brown sugar, butter, and egg; beat until light and fluffy.

Combine the apples, flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; stir to blend.

Add the apple and flour mixture to the first mixture; stir to blend well. Stir in chopped walnuts.

Spread batter evenly in greased and floured 9-inch square pan. Bake at 350° for 35 to 45 minutes. cool in pan.

Dust with powdered sugar, if desired.

Makes about 24 to 30 bars.

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User Reviews

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 5 out of 5
Easy and delicious, Member lbailey.93

These are a great use for extra apples - even better because you don't need to peel them. I didn't use any nuts, and I didn't roll them in powdered sugar. They were very sweet on their own. I probably would shred the apples with my food processor next time, for more even distribution in the dough. Also, cover the bars for the last 15-20 minutes of baking with a sheet of foil to prevent over-browning. Great when served warm with a cup of coffee!

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