Apple Crumble Bars Recipe: Perfect for Fall
Welcome fall with this recipe for these tasty Apple Crumble Bars! With an oatmeal and walnut shortbread crust and heavenly spiced apple pie filling, this apple bars recipe will be perfect for an after-school snack or as the finish for a lovely fall dinner.
Raise your hand if the thought of the soul-warming taste of an apple pie without the hassle of making a pie crust would make your day! ✋✋✋✋✋
Then, my friends, consider your day made!
You could just as easily call this an apple pie bars recipe with the delightfully spiced apples or an apple oatmeal bars recipe given the oatmeal and walnut shortbread crust or apple crisp bars, but I’m opting for Apple Crumble Bars given the simple crumble topping sprinkled over the apple pie filling. But whatever title we give it, you’ll soon be calling it your favorite fall apple dessert recipe!
And if the allure of an easy apple dessert bar isn’t quite enough, consider that this recipe is a great way to use up those slightly past-prime apples (you know, the ones with kinda wrinkly skin and maybe a tad mealier than you would like!).
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Can you Make and Freeze Apple Crumble Bars?
You absolutely can freeze apple crumble! You can make parts of it ahead of time and assemble it at the last minute. Make and freeze the apple pie filling and the shortbread crust months in advance, putting these tasty apple crumble bars together just before dinner and thrilling everyone with a delightful and aromatic dessert.
Tools I Used to Make Apple Crumble Bars:
- A Stand Mixer sure comes in handy
- Parchment Paper
- Baking Pans
Delightfully tasty Spiced Apple Crumble Bar with simple crumble topping on Oatmeal Shortbread Crust. The crust and the apple pie filling can be made ahead of time and assembled at the last minute. You can make the crust and the apples in advance and then assemble the bars just before the final baking. You can use a 9" by 12" baking dish or 2 smaller 9" by 9" baking dishes. If using the 2 smaller pans, know that your crust will be slightly thinner, but we thought it was just fine. Baking times were the same. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Apple Crumble Bars
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To Make Bars:
Delightfully tasty Spiced Apple Crumble Bar with simple crumble topping on Oatmeal Shortbread Crust. The crust and the apple pie filling can be made ahead of time and assembled at the last minute.
You can make the crust and the apples in advance and then assemble the bars just before the final baking.
You can use a 9" by 12" baking dish or 2 smaller 9" by 9" baking dishes. If using the 2 smaller pans, know that your crust will be slightly thinner, but we thought it was just fine. Baking times were the same.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
If you are looking for other apple recipes to celebrate the season’s harvest, check these out:
- Cinnamon Apple Swirl Bread
- Individual Skillet Apple Crumbles
- Apple Cider Muffins with Apple Filling
- Apple Spice Bread
- Spiked Warm Caramel Apple Cider
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Can you grease the pan if you don’t have any parchment paper to use?
Hi Deb, You could grease it well…but the parchment also makes it easier to remove the whole crumble for easier serving. But…if you don’t have parchment and need an apple crumble fix, then by all means…get greasing my friend.
Hi there! Can you please put the weights of butter in, not just ‘sticks’? In other parts of the world (like Australia), we don’t have sticks of butter, only by weight. So every time I decide to do a recipe with this in the ingredients, I have to look up how much butter is in a stick! Of course, I could just write it down somewhere so I always have it haha! But just speaking from your overseas subscribers 😊
Thanks for pointing that out to me! I did go in and make the addition and will certainly make that simple accommodation going forward because I ❤ my overseas subscribers!!!
(p.s. 4 sticks is equal to 1 pound!)