Apple Pie Bars
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 3-1/4 cups flour, divided
- 10 Granny Smith apples, peeled, sliced (about 9 cups)
- 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 Tbsp. water
Preparation time 35mins
Cooking time 90mins
Adapted from keyingredient.com
HEAT oven to 400ºF.
BEAT cream cheese and butter in large bowl with mixer until well blended. Gradually add 3 cups flour, mixing on low speed after each addition just until blended. Shape into 2 balls. Place 1 ball on large lightly floured sheet of waxed paper; flatten slightly. Cover with second floured sheet of waxed paper. Roll out dough to 15-1/2x10-1/2-inch rectangle. Discard top sheet of waxed paper.
SPRAY 15x10x1-inch pan with cooking spray; invert over rolled-out dough. Flip dough and pan together. (Pan will be on bottom.) Remove second waxed paper sheet; gently press dough onto bottom and up side of pan. Toss apples with remaining flour, granulated sugar and cinnamon; spread onto bottom of crust.
REPEAT rolling out of remaining dough ball to make second rectangle. Remove top sheet of waxed paper; carefully flip dough over apples. Discard waxed paper. Tuck edges of dough down sides of pan to enclose apples. Make several slits in top crust to vent.
BAKE 35 to 40 min. or until golden brown.
COOL dessert 15 min. Meanwhile, mix powdered sugar and water. Drizzle glaze over dessert. Cool 30 min. before cutting into bars