Vegan Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Vegan Caramel Apple Pie Bars- an easy way to enjoy apple pie without all the work!

Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Apple pie is a fall favorite, but making it from scratch can be a lot of work. Homemade pie crust is a challenge for many bakers, including myself. This version of apple pie uses a fool-proof press-in shortbread crust. It’s filled with spiced and sugared apple slices and topped with oatmeal and brown sugar streusel.

To take these apple pie bars to the next level, top them with my Easy Vegan Caramel Sauce or non-dairy vanilla ice cream.

Vegan Caramel Apple Pie Bars

For the Crust:

Vegan butter

Sugar

Pure vanilla extract

Salt

All-purpose flour

For the filling:

Apples

Flour

Sugar

Cinnamon

Nutmeg

For the Streusel topping:

Old fashioned oats

Brown sugar

Cinnamon

Flour

Vegan butter

What kind of apples are best for this recipe?

Honey Crisp, Granny Smith, Gala, Pink Lady, Golden Delicious, Fuji, Cortland, and Jonagold are all great choices.

What apples to avoid?

Red Delicious. The texture gets mushy and it loses flavor when you cook it.

You won’t want to use Red Delicious for most baking projects since they are low in acid. When an apple is baked, some of the starches break down and the apple becomes softer. The more acid in an apple, the less the starches break down. That means tart apples like Granny Smith are usually the best choice for baking.

Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8×8 inch baking dish.

In a medium bowl add the melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add the flour and stir until everything is combined. Press the mix evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake on 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.

While the crust is baking, prepare the apple filling and the strusel mix.

To make the apple filling: In a large bowl, add the apple slices, flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until all the slices are evenly coated.

To make the streusel: In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Cut in the chilled butter using a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Vegan Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Gina
Vegan Caramel Apple Pie Bars- an easy way to enjoy apple pie without all the work!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 9 servings

Ingredients
  

For the Shortbread Crust

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup vegan butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup pure cane sugar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

For the Apple Filling

  • 2-3 apples (peeled and sliced thinly)
  • 2 tbsp pure cane sugar
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg

For the Strusel Topping

  • 1/2 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup vegan butter

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farhenheit and grease an 8×8 inch pan.
  • In a medium bowl add the melted butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and salt. Add the flour and stir until everything is combined. Press the mix evenly into the bottom of the baking dish. Bake on 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven.
  • While the crust is baking, prepare the apple filling and the strusel mix.
  • To make the apple filling: In a large bowl, add the apple slices, flour, granulated sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Toss until all the slices are evenly coated.
  • To make the strusel: In a medium bowl, whisk together the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour. Cut in the chilled butter using a fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Evenly spread the apple slices on top of the crust. Sprinkle the strusel evenly on top of the apples. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until the streusel is golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool and top with caramel sauce.
Keyword Vegan
Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

Evenly spread the apple slices on top of the crust. Sprinkle the streusel evenly on top of the apples. Bake for 30–35 minutes or until the streusel is golden brown. Remove from oven, let cool and top with caramel sauce.

Looking for more easy Vegan Desserts?

Vegan Spiced Apple Bundt Cake

Best Vegan Apple Cider Donuts

Ultimate Vegan Pumpkin Coffee Cake

Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

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Vegan Salted Caramel Apple Pie Bars

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