These Apple Pie Bars are filled with a goey caramel apple pie filling and topped with a buttery grain-free shortbread crumble topping. They have all the flavors of a homemade apple pie but are so much easier to make! Plus they are also completely gluten-free, grain free and refined-sugar free and make the perfect healthy snack or dessert for summer and fall!
Make the filling:
In a medium pot over medium heat, add apples, apple pie spice, maple syrup, arrowroot & vanilla & bring to a boil. Reduce heat & cook for 3-5 minutes, or until mixture is thickened and apples are slightly softened. Chill in fridge until ready to use.
Make the crust and topping:
In a large mixing bowl, combine, flours, sweeteners, vanilla, salt & baking soda. Stir in chopped almonds & coconut flakes. Press a little more than half of the crust mixture into prepared pan. Bake for 12 minutes. Remove from oven & allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Bake in preheated oven for 22-25 minutes, or until top is golden brown. Allow to cool completely before cutting into squares or enjoy straight. Store bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
OPTIONAL: Drizzle paleo caramel sauce for topping.