Red Apple Butter Bars

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Bake: 35 min. + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 24, 2022
Fall means apple-picking time, and we love using the fresh fruit to bake up these bars. The streusel on top makes them even better. —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
Red Apple Butter Bars Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1/2 cups butter, melted
  • 2 medium apples, chopped
  • 1-1/2 cups apple butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts


  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients; stir in butter. Reserve 1-1/3 cups crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining mixture onto bottom of a greased 13x9-in. baking dish. Bake 15-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  2. Sprinkle apples over crust; spread with apple butter. Stir walnuts into reserved topping; sprinkle over apple butter. Bake 35-40 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.