A few months back I bought some gluten-free pastry dough. I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do with it, but it sounded good. Yesterday, I decided was the day. I had a few “older” apples as well as a few new apples. So, I set out to make some apple pie bars. First, I laid out the pastry dough on a sheet of parchment paper on top of a jelly roll pan, making it fit as best I could. This is what you’ll need for the pie filling part:
5 large baking apples (Granny Smith, Johnathan, McIntosh, etc. are good bets, though you might need 7 – 8 to make up in size from the apples I had. I got them from a friend and I don’t even know what variety they are!
7 – 8 medium sized Gala Apples
1 cup sugar
1 Tbsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/2 cup tapioca starch
3/4 cup brown sugar for sprinkling
Peel, core, and slice your apples, placing in a large bowl. When all are sliced, add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and tapioca starch. Stir in to evenly coat apples. Pour apple filling onto pastry dough and spread out evenly. Sprinkle brown sugar over the top. Bake at 400 F for 25 – 30 minutes, or until apples are browned and the brown sugar is carmelized. Let cool for 15 minutes and cut into slices with a pizza cutter. Serve warm. You may also wait a day for the filling to flavor the pastry dough. Either way (or both!!!) are extremely tasty, and quick!!!!