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Apple Cobbler Shortbread Squares

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Updated July 26, 2023
Apple Cobbler Shortbread Squares
4 Hr
45 Min

Imagine the taste of your favorite apple pie, combined with the taste of your favorite apple cobbler, served on a homemade shortbread crust. That's exactly what these Apple Cobbler Shortbread Squares taste like! This is a great apple dessert bar to make in the fall or anytime you get a craving for something apple-icious!

What You'll Need

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 large apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, beat 1 stick butter, 1/4 cup sugar, and the vanilla until creamy. Add 1 cup flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt; mix well. Press mixture evenly into baking dish. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine Filling ingredients; mix until apples are evenly coated. In a medium bowl, combine Topping ingredients; mix until crumbly. Sprinkle half the topping over crust. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees F.
  4. Place apple mixture in an even layer over crust. Sprinkle with remaining topping.
  5. Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Let cool 2 hours then refrigerate 2 hours. Serve or store in an airtight container.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 289
  • Calories from Fat 123
  • Total Fat 14g 21 %
  • Saturated Fat 8.5g 43 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 2.3g 5 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 36mg 12 %
  • Sodium 170mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 41g 14 %
  • Dietary Fiber 1.3g 5 %
  • Sugars 24g 0 %

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I have made this 3 times now. My family can't get enough of it. It is gone in a day. Make sure you peel the apples!! So good. Make this now.

I can't wait to make this for dessert tomorrow...I'll be back with pics!

I like that this is supposed to be a variation on apple pie and apple cobbler, since both are delicious. I also like the use of shortbread for the crust. I will definitely make this at some point, since it isn't any more difficult than the original recipes. In actuality, it is probably easier.

These look wonderful! I love apple cobbler anyway, and this version has a lot going for it. I'm used to apple cobbler being served warm, so this refrigerated cobbler that's more like a bar is a great variation. I normally have apple cobbler with either whipped cream or ice cream, and these look like they'd be perfect just by themselves. I might add some raisins to the filling, plus some chopped walnuts would be a good addition to the upper topping.

Hi Edmund, Glad to see you like this recipe! Once you've made it, we'd love for you to share the results with a picture on our Facebook page so we can share it with the Mr. Food family! Have a great day!

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I just bought a bag of apples, and I am looking for good, not too complicated recipes to bake. I think these will be perfect. A recipe that bakes in an 8-inch dish is great for a small family. I feel like most dessert recipes are made in a 13x9 pan, and that's way too much for us. I know this will smell heavenly when it's baking!


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