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AIP Apple Pie Bars

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American


Apple filling:

  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) coconut oil
  • 3 apples (1 lb or 450 g), peeled and diced
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) water
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) unsweetened applesauce


  • 1 cup (120 g) tapioca flour
  • 1/2 cup (56 g) coconut flour
  • 1/2 cup (60 g) tigernut flour
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2 g) baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) coconut oil, melted
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 Tablespoons (30 ml) maple syrup


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F (177 C). Line an 8-inch x 8-inch (20 cm x 20 cm) square baking pan with parchment paper. Leave the sides overhanging the pan to act as handles.
  2. Melt the coconut oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add the apples and cinnamon to the pan and saute for 2 minutes.
  3. Add the water and maple syrup to the pan and simmer over low heat for 5 to 10 minutes until the apples are soft and water is evaporated.
  4. Add the applesauce to the pan and continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, until the mixture has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and set aside until ready to use.
  5. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the tapioca flour, coconut flour, cinnamon, and baking soda.
  6. Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and applesauce to the dry mixture and mix well to combine. The crust mixture should be slightly crumbly but sticky.
  7. Place the crust mixture into the prepared baking pan and use your fingers to press the dough evenly into the pan.
  8. Place the baking pan in the oven and bake for 8 minutes until lightly golden.
  9. Remove the pan from the oven and evenly spread the apple mixture on top of the crust, pressing down lightly.
  10. Return the baking pan to the oven and continue to bake for 15 minutes. Remove the pan from the oven and place on a wire rack to cool.
  11. Allow to cool completely before lifting out of the pan and cutting into squares.


There are no substitutions for any of the crust ingredients.

All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs per serving: 14 g


  • Serving Size: 1 square
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Fat: 13 g
  • Carbohydrates: 17 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 1 g