Dutch Apple Crumb Bars

Dutch Apple Crumb Bars

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Susan Cutler


With fall apples, a buttery crust and a cinnamon crumb topping - it's what your family desires! Trust me..these are so good.


★★★★★ 1 vote

16 Bars/ Cook time divided
1 Hr 5 Min



  • 1 1/2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
    cold, unsalted butter
  • 1
    egg yolk
  • 2 1/2 Tbsp
    cold water

  • 3 c
    apples, chopped, peeled and cored
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pitted dates
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 tsp
    lemon juice
  • 1/2 c
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c
    rolled oats
  • 1/3 c
    packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2-1 tsp
  • ·
    pinch of salt
  • 1/4 c
    cold, unsalted butter, cut into 4 pieces

How to Make Dutch Apple Crumb Bars


  1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees and grease a 9x9 inch pan.

    Combine flour, sugar, and salt in a food processor.

    Pulse to blend, then add butter in pieces.
  2. Process about 10 seconds to make a fine meal.

    Blend yolk and water. Pour over dry ingredients and process until damp crumbs form.

    Pat crumbs into bottom and halfway up sides of pan.

    Bake for 25 minutes.
  3. Mix apples, dates, sugar, and lemon juice.

    Spread evenly over crust.

    Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt. Add butter and rub it in to make moist crumbs.

    Cover apples with topping and pat gently.
  4. Bake 40 minutes, until golden brown.

    Cool completely before slicing.

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About Dutch Apple Crumb Bars

Course/Dish: Other Desserts
Hashtags: #apple #bars

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