apple crumble bars

★★★★★ 4
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By Maggie Heden
from Antioch, IL

These are as easy as it gets! Also great with any kind of fruit filling.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Love apple pie? This fantastic fall dessert is basically apple pie in bar form. There's a delicious shortbread crust, that's smothered in apple pie filling. Sprinkled on top is a buttery crumble that's filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Yum! Serve hot with a scoop of ice cream (they may break apart, though) or let them cool completely for a tasty handheld fall treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
★★★★★ 4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 55 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For apple crumble bars

  • CRUST
  • 2 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    butter or margarine, softened
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • FILLING
  • 3 1/2 c
    apple pie filling (from two 21oz cans)
  • CRUMBLE
  • 1 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    quick cooking oats
  • 3/4 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 10 Tbsp
    butter, cut into small pieces

How To Make apple crumble bars

  • Baking dish sprayed with non-stick spray.
    1
    Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a 13x9-inch pan with shortening or cooking spray.
  • Crust ingredients added to a bowl.
    2
    In a large bowl, beat crust ingredients with electric mixer on low speed until the mixture looks like coarse crumbs.
  • Pressing crust into the pan.
    3
    Press into prepared pan.
  • Crust baking in the oven.
    4
    Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool about 30 minutes. Reduce oven to 350 degrees.
  • Pie filling poured over crust.
    5
    Spoon pie filling evenly over crust.
  • Crumble ingredients in a bowl.
    6
    In a medium bowl mix dry crumble ingredients. Cut in butter with a fork or fingers until crumbly.
  • Crumble sprinkled over the apple filling.
    7
    Sprinkle evenly over filling and press lightly.
  • Apple crumble bars baking in the oven.
    8
    Bake 40 minutes or until crumble is a light brown.
  • Apple Crumble Bars cooling.
    9
    Cool completely, about two hours, then cut into bars.
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