Desserts, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free
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Grain-Free Apple Pie Squares

Apple SquaresSo, apparently I have this thing with baking apple pie into different shapes. This time, I also sliced the apples a little differently…across the middle so that some of the finished squares would have a star in the middle. (CUTE!!)

And, this will likely not come as a surprise to anyone, but apple pie is fantastic any way you slice or bake it.

These ended up looking a little more messy than beautiful, but—and I think I’ve mentioned this before—I am a big fan of messes, just so long as they’re delicious messes.

Hope you like these!

Grain-Free Apple Pie Squares 
Yields: 16 to 20 squares 
Prep time: 2o min | Bake time: 20 to 25 min | Ready in: 55 min

Ingredients for Gluten-Free Pie Crust
4 Granny Smith apples
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Make Gluten-Free Pie Crust. You don’t need to refrigerate it as directions indicate.
  3. Line a 9×13-inch jelly roll pan with tin foil, making sure to leave some sticking out of two opposite ends (you’ll use the ends to slide/lift the whole thing out of the pan), and press pie crust dough into pan.
  4. Peel and slice apples. If you slice them like I did, you can use the knife to remove the seeds. The should pop right out. (So, I have confession: I didn’t peel my apples because I wanted the picture to look pretty—but, I wish I had because you can’t even see the color once the sugar is poured on top, and it made them a little tough to cut into squares. Of course, none of this slowed me down when it came time to eat them.)
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  5. Arrange apples slices in fanned stripes on top of pie crust. (See don’t those unpeeled apples look pretty? I also used heirloom apples, but Granny Smith’s hold up best. So basically, do as I say, not as I do on this one;).)
  6. In a small saucepan on medium heat, melt butter, then stir in sugar and cinnamon.
  7. Pour over top of apples and bake in preheated oven for 25 minutes.
  8. Allow to cool until juices firm up a little, about 30 minutes.
  9. You can cut pieces out of the pan, or use the tin foil to lift/slide the whole thing onto a cutting board to slice ’em up.

Apple Squares


  1. Lara Pellegrini says

    My kids love to slice apples this way…so pretty and cool looking! I can’t wait to try this recipe! Thanks Mackenzie for sharing. 🙂

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