BEST AND PERFECT APPLE PIE BARS
It seems like it’s pretty close to impossible to find a person who doesn’t like apple pie. There’s just something about the combination of sweet and tender apples baked up with some cinnamon and sugar. It doesn’t just taste good; it tastes like home, and comfort, and a little bit of love.
2 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and finely diced
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 9×9-inch baking dish. Set aside.
In a medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer on medium. Add the egg and beat until fluffy, 2-3 minutes.In a separate medium bowl, sift together the flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture, mixing on low until just incorporated. Fold in the apples.
Scrape the batter into the prepared dish and spread evenly. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean, about 50-55 minutes …