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Perre Magness’ Apple Pie Bars

Serves: About 20

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1 cup vegetable oil
3 large eggs
2 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon fine salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
3 large baking apples, peeled, cored and finely chopped
6 ounces butterscotch chips


Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-by-13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, thoroughly combine the oil, eggs and sugar. Sift the flour, baking powder, salt, soda and spices together in a bowl, then add to the oil mixture in the mixer, beating until thoroughly mixed. The batter will be thick.

Use a sturdy spoon to stir in the apple pieces. Scrape the mixture into the prepared pan, spreading it out evenly. Sprinkle the butterscotch chips over the top, pressing them into the batter lightly.

Bake for 45 minutes to one hour, until the golden and pulling away from the sides of the pan slightly. Cool thoroughly and cut into squares.

Photo: Perre Magness

About the recipe

This easy, non-traditional twist on apple pie makes a great party-friendly dessert or potluck item. Make them for your office holiday party and everyone will thank you.