Apple Crumb Bars Recipe

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Apple Crumb Bars Recipe

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This has been a favorite recipe of mine for many years. I've made these apple bars for parties and for family, and they're always a hit.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.
MAKES:
36 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups butter or margarine, divided
  • 5 to 6 cups thinly sliced pared apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

In a bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, baking soda and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter. Reserve 2 cups for topping; lightly pat remaining crumbs into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Arrange apples on top of crumbs; set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, vanilla and remaining butter. Bring to a boil and cook until thick; spread on apples. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Crumb Bars in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p54

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 174 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 94mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups butter or margarine, divided
  • 5 to 6 cups thinly sliced pared apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  1. In a bowl, combine brown sugar, oats, flour, baking soda and 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter. Reserve 2 cups for topping; lightly pat remaining crumbs into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Arrange apples on top of crumbs; set aside. In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, vanilla and remaining butter. Bring to a boil and cook until thick; spread on apples. Sprinkle reserved crumbs on top. Bake at 350° for 35-45 minutes or until top is lightly browned. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
Originally published as Apple Crumb Bars in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p54

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Mary User ID: 9268562 274675
Reviewed Sep. 30, 2017

"This recipe was great! However, next time I will make a few adjustments based on personal taste. I found the crumble topping a little dry and would either cut the flour or add more butter. Also, the sugar-water-cornstarch mixture was very thick so I would add less cornstarch if you want it less goopy (it came out thicker than the consistency you get in a can of apple pie filling). Lastly, instead of drizzling the mixture over the apples I would stir it into the apples, since some chunks of apple did not get coated, causing them to dry out after baking. I also added about a half tsp of cinnamon to the water mixture. But overall, this turned out great and I will definitely be making it again!"

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djcroyle User ID: 6780416 226341
Reviewed May. 14, 2015

"This is awesome!! Will be making it again!!!"

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Mibbles16 User ID: 8257946 220437
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2015

"This is absolutely delicious!! I followed the recipe exactly, and they came out perfect . This is my new go to desert !"

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DocMelanie User ID: 6187482 218806
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2015

"I made these last week in the 13x9 pan and my husband ate 3/4 of them in 2 days! I will add a 1 tbsp. More of butter to the crumb mixture to cut in since it was slightly dry. The best apple bar recipe I have ever made by far."

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Deborah39 User ID: 7410240 74236
Reviewed Sep. 17, 2013

"I haven't had this one but i will try it love the name"

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emczlapi User ID: 5770065 20818
Reviewed Mar. 20, 2012

"I made these bars last week and my husband is already asking me to make them again. I did add 1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon to the recipe though. The bars are awesome."

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Sassy2U2 User ID: 615445 45648
Reviewed Oct. 23, 2011

"This is a great fall dessert when you have family over for dinner. Have made it a few times.Everyone loved it."

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jenjen1177 User ID: 1012662 47148
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2011

"I followed the directions, using a full 6 cups of apples, and it was AMAZING! Is delicious warm or cold, with or without vanilla ice cream. I'm about to make it again right now!"

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