Everyone ready for another round of Secret Recipe Club? I am!
Members of the Secret Recipe Club are assigned a blog each month. Who has who is a secret until reveal day (today!). The mission is to choose a recipe from the assigned blog, make it, and share it!
This month, I was super excited that I was assigned a blog I’ve been following for a while now! I am a Honey Bee is a mostly-food blog by Nicole, who is a New England native like me and currently lives in Massachusetts (so reading her blog brings some great nostalgia). Nicole has an adorable pup and is currently expecting her first baby! She makes TONS of delicious recipes and I’ve loved following her over the last year or so.
I really wanted to try Nicole’s Tropical Pork Pineapple Kebabs, but in the end, as always, dessert won me over. It’s totally not the right time of year, but Apple Pie Squares were seriously calling out to me.
Apple Pie Bars
(adapted from I am a Honey Bee)
for the base and topping:
- 3/4 cup oats
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1 egg white
for the filling:
- 6 oz vanilla yogurt
- 1/2 tbsp sugar
- 2 tbsp flour
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 4 cups diced, peeled apple
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8×8 pan by lining with foil or parchment.
In a large bowl, mix the apples with the sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Once evenly coated, add the yogurt and mix to coat all pieces. Set aside.
In a food processor, blend the oats to a fine meal. Add flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon, and pulse to combine. Add the butter and pulse until the dough is crumbly. Remove 1 cup of the mix, set aside. Add egg white, and pulse until mixture is just combined.
Evenly press moist mixture into the baking pan. Bake crust for 10 minutes.
Spoon filling evenly over the crust. Sprinkle reserved topping mixture over apples. Press down to flatten just slightly. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until top is golden brown.
Cool in the pan then transfer to the fridge to chill for at least one hour. Remove from pan carefully and slice into 16 squares. Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
The bars came out great! After months of triple-digit weather, the fall flavors were nice and comforting… even if a little early. I’ll definitely make these again next time I have freshly picked apples! Bonus points for serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. 😉
Yum this sounds delicious! Love the yoghurt in the filling. Great pick for SRC!
What a fabulous SRC pick and such lovely photos too! Karen
Rebekah @ Making Miracles says
Oh those look absolutely FANTASTIC – what a great selection!!
JJ - 84thand3rd says
These sound and look great!! I recon they’d be perfect with summer stone fruit like peaches instead of apples too ;D Lovely SRC pick
I love apples and have way too many in my fridge right now. Going to have to try this recipe, it looks amazing!
Yum…I have a similar recipe and they are so yummy!!!! Great choice.
These sound amazing! I’ll be trying them for sure! Awesome pick this month 🙂
Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie says
Great recipe pick! I had her blog last month, and yours this month!
Dorothy at ShockinglyDelicious says
I can eat apple desserts all year long! Great SRC pick!
Janie E says
That’s perfect for upcoming fall – it’s already cooling down where I live, so I’m saying goodbye to summer LOL.
The tropical pineapple pork kebabs are AMAZING! I made them last month (not for SRC) – so good! 🙂
Happy Reveal Day!
Hello there yumminess!!! I will be definitely be making these bars this Fall when apples are coming out of my ears with abundance! 🙂 Fabulous SRC pick!!
Erin @ Table for 7 says
They look so very yummy! Pinned them to try. What a great choice..happy reveal day 🙂
These look so yummy! Great SRC pick. Makes me hopeful for Fall 🙂
Asiya @ Chocolate and Chillies says
My 6 yr old son is sitting with me as I comment on all the SRC posts and when he saw the picture of your apple pie bars he thought the ice cream were actually marshmallows on the plate 🙂 LOL! He’s been on a marshmallow kick lately…he’s giggling as he reads me typing this 🙂
I love apple anything and will have to save this for when we go apple picking in September. Great SRC pick!
Haha marshmallows!! How cute 🙂
Apple pie bars, now THAT’S a great idea! None of the stress to roll the crust and all that, just the perfect apple pie taste…
[email protected] says
I don’t think I can wait until fall to make these–they look totally yummy!
Bobbi's Kozy Kitchen (@BobbisKozyKtchn) says
WOW those look good! They would have won me over too! Great SRC pick!
nicole @ I am a Honey Bee says
Glad you enjoyed these!
They have me craving fall right now! I totally need to make them again.
April @ Angel's Homestead says
These look amazing, and perfect for the upcoming Fall apple season. Oh, I bet they would be great with peaches too.