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Apple-Cinnamon Bars

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Apple-Cinnamon Bars Recipe Apple-Cinnamon Bars Recipe

These rich, chewy bars were prepared with apple butter, then tested again with pumpkin butter. Honestly, there wasn't much to do to improve them until we added a drizzle of cinnamon glaze. Terminal pleasure...

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16 bars
Nutrition information


Choose your measure:


  • 3/8 cup (6 tablespoons) butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup apple or pumpkin butter (See "tips," below.)
  • 1 1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon chips
  • 1/2 cup toasted chopped pecans or walnuts

Cinnamon Glaze (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 cup glazing sugar or confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon water


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly grease a 9" square pan.
  2. To make the bars: Beat together the butter and sugar until soft. Add the egg and beat until fluffy.
  3. Add the apple or pumpkin butter, beating until blended.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon chips and nuts. Stir these dry ingredients into the butter mixture.
  5. Spread the batter in the pan.
  6. Bake the bars for 25 to 35 minutes, or until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean.
  7. To make the glaze: Stir together the melted butter, sugar and cinnamon, then add the water.
  8. Stir until smooth, adding a bit more water, if needed, to achieve a glaze that's about the consistency of heavy cream.
  9. Drizzle the glaze over the bars; let them rest for several hours for the glaze to firm up before cutting into squares.
  10. Store, covered, for 5 days on the counter. Freeze for up to a month.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size 1 bar, 55g
  • Servings Per Batch 16
Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 227 cal
  • Calories from Fat
  • Total Fat 11g
  • Saturated Fat
  • Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol 31mg
  • Sodium 93mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 10g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 22g
  • Protein 2g

* The nutrition information provided for this recipe is determined by the ESHA Genesis R&D software program. Substituting any ingredients may change the posted nutrition information.