Paleo Apple Pie Bars Recipe

A warmly-spiced paleo vegan apple pie bar recipe made grain-free and dairy-free! Easier to prepare than a full apple pie, and so delicious! 

– 3 ½ cups apples, peeled and sliced thinly (2 apples) – 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup – 1/2 cup water – 1 tsp ground cinnamon – Pinch sea salt – 2 tsp tapioca flour


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Apple Filling: 

– 2 ½ cups finely ground almond flour* – 6 Tbsp coconut oil, melted** – 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup – Pinch sea salt

Shortbread Crust and Topping: 

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Step 1

  Mix all apple filling ingredients except tapioca flour in a small pot. Cook mixture covered over medium-high heat. Simmer at medium boil until apples have leached juice, stirring periodically.  


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Prepare the Apple Filling: 

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Step 2

Cook and whisk in the tapioca flour for 15–20 minutes until thick. Stop cooking and refrigerate till use. 

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Step 3

 While the apple filling is cooking, prepare the rest of the recipe. 

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Step 4

 Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a 8” x 8” cake pan with parchment paper.

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Step 5

 Stir together all of the ingredients in a mixing bowl. Keep stirring until a thick, moist, crumbly dough forms.

Prepare the Crust: 

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Step 6

 Measure out ½ cup of the crust mixture and place it in a bowl to use as the topping. 

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Step 7

Evenly distribute the leftover crust mixture on the parchment-lined cake pan. Several fork pokes guarantee even baking. Bake the crust 12–16 minutes on the centre rack of the preheated oven until golden-brown and firm.  

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Step 8

 Remove the crust from the oven.

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Crustless Pumpkin Pie Recipe