Cinnamon Apple Bars

  • Yield 4 dozen

These cinnamon apple bars will soon become highly requested by your family.


1 stick butter, softened
1/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 or 3 -- apples
1/2 stick butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 -- egg, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cans flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
2 or 3 tablespoons milk


  1. To prepare the crust.  Cream butter, shortening, and sugar.  Cut in flour.  Pat onto 10×15-inch jelly roll pan.  Bake at 350F for 10 to 12 minutes or until lightly browned.
  2. To prepare the filling.  Peel and chop apples.  Melt butter in a saucepan.  Blend in apples, brown sugar, egg, and vanilla.  Sift flour, baking powder, and salt.  Stir into apple mixture.  Spread over baked crust.  Bake at 350F for 25 minutes.
  3. To prepare the icing.  Sift sugar and cinnamon for easy blending.  Whisk in the milk until smooth.  Glaze while warm.  Cut into bars.


Recipe reprinted with permission from The Junior League of Birmingham’s  Magic (Birmingham, Alabama, 1982).



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