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At Home in Mitford "Baxter" Apple Bars

This delicious apple recipe is made with easy premade pie crusts, but no one needs to know! If you're looking for food ideas for At Home in Mitford, look no further!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 240 kcal


  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup sugar
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 3-4 cups sliced or cubed apples*
  • 2 premade refrigerated pie crusts


  • Place pie crusts on the counter to warm to room temperature while you do steps 2-4. This will make the crusts easier to manipulate.
  • Peel and cup the apples to your preference (sliced or cubed). I used Granny Smith apples. Use up to four cups of apples depending on whether you like more filling or more crust.
  • Place the apples into a large bowl.
  • Mix salt, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg with the apples until they are well coated.
  • Grease and dust flour into an 8X8 baking pan.*
  • Press the bottom pie crust into the greased pan, pressing up the sides of the pan.
  • Add your apple mix on top of the bottom pie crust.
  • Lightly flour the second pie crust and place flour side down on top of the apples.
  • Stretch to meet the corners of the bottom crust. (If you have trouble here, you might wish to lightly roll the crust to stretch first).
  • Cut off any extra crust and pinch the two crusts together.
  • Cut several thin holes into the top crust to allow air to escape.
  • Slice 1 ½ tbsp butter into thirds and lay on top of the crust.
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 10-15 mins. Then lower heat to 375 degrees and cook an additional 45 minutes.


*Note: This recipe can also be used to make a pie. For step 5, grease and flour a pie dish instead. You may also increase the apples to 5 cups for a taller pie.
Keyword Pie