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Apple Crumb Bars

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.


3 dozen

This has been a favorite apple bar recipe of mine for many years. I've made these apple crisp bars for parties and for family, and they're always a hit. —Barbara Pickard, Union Lake, Michigan
Apple Crumb Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home
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  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1-1/4 cups cold butter, divided
  • 5 to 6 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, oats, brown sugar and baking soda; cut in 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Set aside 2 cups for topping. Press remaining crumbs into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Arrange apples over the top.
  2. In a small saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, water, vanilla and remaining 2 tablespoons butter. Bring to a boil. Cook and stir until thickened, 1-2 minutes; pour over apples. Sprinkle with reserved oat mixture.
  3. Bake until top is lightly browned, 35-45 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream.

Nutrition Facts

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

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