Humble Bumble Crumble Bars

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Bake: 45 min. + cooling


15 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
While developing a treat for my bingo group, I asked my husband for ideas. He suggested a fruity bar. This berry bar is lightly sweet and so easy. —Nancy Phillips, Portland, Maine


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups chunky applesauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 cups fresh blackberries
  • 2 cups fresh raspberries


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in egg. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture. Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake until lightly browned, 12-15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. Stir brown sugar and cinnamon into reserved topping; set aside. In a large bowl, combine applesauce, cinnamon and nutmeg until blended. Spread over crust; top with berries and reserved topping. Bake until golden brown, 30-35 minutes. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 228 calories, 7g fat (4g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 109mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.