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Apple Pie Crumble Bars

Apple Pie Crumble Bars - all the wholesome flavour of an apple crumble pie in a cookie bar form. They freeze well too for Holiday baking.
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword apple, cookies, oatmeal
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 25 cookie bars
Calories 145 kcal
Author Barry C. Parsons


For the bottom layer

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch salt

For the apple filling

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 4-5 large firm apples peeled and diced
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the Crumb Topping

  • 3/4 cup oats large
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1/3 cup + 1 tbsp cold butter diced


To prepare the bottom layer

  1. Grease a 9x9 baking pan or preferably line with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until well blended.
  3. Sift together the flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt.
  4. Blend into the butter mixture and press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees f for about 12-15 minutes or until the bottom layer begins to brown at the edges. Cool on a wire rack for a few minutes.

To prepare the Apple Filling

  1. In a large non stick skillet melt together butter and sugar until foamy. Add the diced apples and spices and saute for about 10 minutes over medium high heat until the apples are softened and excess liquid has boiled off. Cool for a few minutes and spread out on the prepared base.

To prepare the Crumb Topping

  1. Mix together the oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda and salt.
  2. Using your hands, rub the butter through the dry ingredients until crumbly. Scatter the crumble over the apple filling and press down slightly.
  3. Bake at 350 degrees f for about 25 minutes or until the crumble is golden brown. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting and serving.

Recipe Notes


The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.