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Apple Crumble Bars

Apple Crumble Bars –  A no-fuss, easy recipe and so addicting ! Apple, cinnamon, walnuts and drizzled with Caramel Sauce makes this a winner.

Apple Crumble Bars -  A no-fuss, easy recipe and so addicting ! Apple, cinnamon, walnuts and drizzled with Caramel Sauce makes this a winner

These Apple Crumble Bars are most certainly a Fall dessert favorite in our family.

Drizzled with some Caramel Sauce, optional of course, and every bite turns into a delicious taste sensation, which would only want you to grab another one …or two.

I do not often make fruity desserts, especially if it’s something meant to be served warm, as my daughter is totally not fond of warm fruit. Not in a sweet or savory dish.

However, she did love these Apple bars instantly, as we all did.  I seriously could not stop myself eating and must have had at least three pieces after dinner.

Bad on my side, but I can promise you, if you like Apple Pie or any Apple dessert, you will love these quick and easy Apple Crumble bars.

Apple Crumble Bars -  A no-fuss, easy recipe and so addicting ! Apple, cinnamon, walnuts and drizzled with Caramel Sauce makes this a winner

These Crumble bars are very sturdy, if you know what I mean, you can hold one in your hand without breaking the bar.

Which I think makes a delicious addition to your kids (or your own!) lunch box. My son actually takes a piece or two to work every time I make them.

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Apple Crumble Bars -  A no-fuss, easy recipe and so addicting ! Apple, cinnamon, walnuts and drizzled with Caramel Sauce makes this a winner

The dough is very soft, but you need not worry about having the bottom layer 100% even as the crust sorts itself out whilst baking.

I did not bother too much with the topping and just kind of sprinkled small broken off pieces of dough over the layer of Apples.

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Apple Crumble Bars

Apple Crumble Bars
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
40 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Apple Crumble Bars -  A no-fuss, easy recipe and so addicting ! Apple, cinnamon, walnuts and drizzled with Caramel Sauce makes this a winner
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple-bars, apple-crumble
Servings: 12 Servings
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Unsalted Butter softened
  • 1/3+1/2 cups Sugar divided
  • 1 TB Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 t Salt
  • 2 1/4 cups Flour
  • 3 Apples cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 t Ground Cinnamon
TOPPING:
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts chopped
  • 2 TB Sugar
  • 1/2 t Ground Cinnamon
TO SERVE:
  • Caramel Sauce ( optional )
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180 deg C (350 deg F) – line a 20 x 30cm ( 8 x 12 inch ) oven dish with baking paper – let the edges hang over for easy removal

  2. Beat together Butter and 1/3 cup Sugar until creamy – add the Sour Cream, Egg and Salt – beat another minute
  3. Stir in the Flour to the Butter mixture and spread half of the batter over the bottom of the prepared oven dish ( it is a soft dough )

  4. In a medium bowl, mix together the Apple slices, remaining 1/2 cup Sugar and Cinnamon – toss well – scoop evenly over the dough in the oven dish
  5. Using a teaspoon, drop bits of the remaining dough over the Apples ( no need to be perfect )

TOPPING:
  1. Combine the Nuts, Sugar and Cinnamon – sprinkle over the unbaked dessert – bake 40 – 45 minutes or until golden
  2. Remove from the oven, let cool completely in the oven dish – remove and slice into bars
TO SERVE:
  1. Drizzle with Caramel Sauce (optional ) and serve 

Recipe Notes
  • Granny Smith Apples are best to use in this recipe
  • The Walnuts can be replaced with Pecan Nuts

Serve with Caramel Sauce (optional) or whipped cream.

LINDA

These Apple Crumble Bars is a no-fuss, easy recipe and so addicting - I seriously could not stop eating !
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Marsha Baker

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

These look fabulous Linda...did you use an 8" X 8" pan or a 9" X 13"??? Curious minds want to know. =)

Linda Nortje

Wednesday 23rd of September 2015

Marsha, I used a 9" x 13" pan :-) [replying here as your e-mail is not attached to your comment]

Jamie Sherman

Monday 21st of September 2015

This sounds amazing, Linda! I can almost smell it baking!!

Evelyn Osborn

Monday 21st of September 2015

These look amazing and perfect for a Fall snack! I do love apple crumbles and love the fact you added the drizzle!!

Tammy

Tuesday 15th of September 2015

These apple bars look fantastic!! I don't think I could stop at just one bar either ;D

Toodles,Tammy<3

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