Gifts from the kitchen, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Get a quick fix of fall with these Carmel Apple treats

They are full of caramelized apple pieces and they bake up like a brownie

First make the caramel apple filling by cooking the apples in butter and brown sugar

Then make a batter with melted butter, brown sugar, and egg

Add the cooked apples

Pour into a well greased pan {or one lined with parchment paper}


Let cool completely before serving with a spoonful of salted caramel sauce and whipped cream  😋

Psst…don’t drool…

This recipe is adapted from Will Cook for Smiles

Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 18 bars


Apple Filling

  • 2 Gala apples peeled, cored and diced
  • 1 1/2 T butter
  • 3 T brown sugar
  • 2 tsp apple pie spice
  • 1 T flour


  • 1/2 cup {8 T or 1 stick} unsalted butter
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp apple pie spice
  • salted caramel sauce
  • whipped cream


Apple Filling

  • Peel, core and chop the apples into 1/2 inch pieces.
  • Melt butter in medium sauce pan over medium heat.  Add brown sugar and stir to melt.
  • Add apples, stir and cover pan.  Let apples cook for 5 minutes.
  • Apples should be soft {or continue cooking until they are} and then add flour.
  • Stir flour into apples until it disappears and filling thickens.  Remove from heat and let cool.


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Generously grease or spray a small baking dish, 8″ x 8″ or I used a 9″ x 6″ rectangle.
  • Melt butter in a large mixing bowl.  Add sugar and whisk to combine.
  • Add egg and whisk to thoroughly.
  • Add vanilla, baking powder, apple pie spice and flour.  Stir well.
  • Stir in the cooled apple filling.
  • Pour batter into prepared dish and spread into an even layer.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until just set.  Let cool thoroughly before cutting into bars.
  • Makes about 18 bars or squares.
  • To serve, top each bar with a generous spoonful of salted caramel sauce and a dollop of whipped cream
Keyword apple pie cookies, Caramel apple pie bars, caramel apples

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35 Responses to “Gifts from the kitchen, Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars”
  1. Sharon Mann says:

    Looks like you are ready for fall, I love the bucket of apples painting.

  2. Looks absolutely decadent!! yum! I love your fall leaf dishes.

  3. Wow! That looks fantastic! Just perfect for fall. 🙂

  4. Jodi says:

    Yum!!! Love Apple desserts!

  5. Drooling!!!


  6. trkingmomoe says:

    Like your recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  7. pattyanneart says:

    That looks so delicious!!

  8. This one is such a hit I’m almost afraid to make it! I’ll wait till after my physical!

  9. Jill Kuhn says:

    I love apples – your dessert looks so delish, Jenna! 🍎 And your apple paintings so cheery! 😊

  10. Jenna, apples and fall go together! These look so delicious and I will have to make them for sure. I love the leaf plates!❤️

  11. Cyndi Raines says:

    You had me at caramel! YUM! Will not only pin this, but will print this recipe to have at the ready! Sounds and looks delish! 😋 Thank you!

  12. Lynn says:

    I see we both have apples on our mind Jenna:@) Have a great week!

  13. Rita C. says:

    If you looked at my Pinterest food board at any given time, you would find most of my pins are from your kitchen! All I need is the cook!

  14. Jenna!!! I’m trying to be good over here…I baked healthy apple muffins today (I’ll feature them on my blog tomorrow), and you post this delicious bar of delight! I need to look away!!!! ;P

  15. Jenny Sparmo says:

    This looks amazing! I wanted to reach into the screen and pull it out to taste. Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday

  16. Kitty says:

    What a perfect Fall treat, Jenna!!

  17. Sandra L. Garth says:

    Oh my goodness, Jenna, you know how to tempt those of us with a sweet tooth! Thanks for sharing these with us at Celebrate Your Story.

  18. Miz Helen says:

    We will love you special Pie Bars, just delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your post is awesome. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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