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Browned Butter Apples Bars

Browned Butter Apple Bars

Servings 24


  • Crust
  • 1 pouch sugar cookie mix
  • 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 egg room temperature
  • Topping
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 2 apples peeled cored and sliced thin
  • 3 eggs
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup flour plus 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13x9 inch glass baking pan.
  • 1. Using a large bowl , stir the cookie mix with 1 Tablespoon flour. Place 1/2 cup softened butter and 1 egg in the bowl. With a fork, work the butter into the cookie mix until well incorporated and you have large clumps of dough.
  • 2. Press the dough into the bottom of your prepared pan evenly. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until the dough is set and lightly browned around the edges. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
  • 3. While the dough cools, place 3/4 cup butter in a small saucepan, cook the butter stirring constantly until it becomes a golden brown color. Take the butter off the heat as soon as it reaches a golden brown color, place it in a measuring up to cool slightly.
  • 4. Peel. core and thinly slice apples, layer them onto of the cooled cookie crust.
  • 5. In a large bowl place the remaining topping ingredients (3 eggs, 3/4 cup sugar,1/3 cup flour , plus 1 Tablespoon flour, 1/2 Teaspoon salt and 1/1/2 Teaspoons vanilla). Beat until well incorporated. Using the mixer, gradually add the browned butter, beat until smooth. Pour mixture over the apples evenly in pan.
  • Bake 40 - 45 minutes or until deep golden brown and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool completely on wire rack. Cut into squares, serve.