Recipe for Apple Bars with Video Tutorial

Greg and I are back in the kitchen! Today we have an amazing recipe for apple bars! This is seriously one of my all-time favorite recipes.

I make it for fall.

I make it for summer barbecues.

It is the perfect dessert for any occasion and any time of year!

Recipe for Apple Bars Video Tutorial

This recipe makes two dozen bars!

Ingredients for Apple Bar Recipes

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Crust Ingredients

Filling Ingredients

Crumb Topping Ingredients

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Recipe for Apple Bars Instructions

Crust Instructions

Step 1

Heat oven to 350 degrees

Step 2

Mix 2 cups of flour and 2/3 cup of sugar in a medium/large mixing bowl. Mix in the butter. I use a mixer but you can use your hands. It gets a little messy, but you can use gloves if it bothers you.

Add butter to mixing bowl

Mix until it gets crumbly.

Blend butter in mixing bowl

Step 3

Press mixture into a baking pan or baking stone. I like to use a baking stone pan that is 11″x16″ from Pampered Chef.

Press dough into stone pan

Step 4

Bake for 25 minutes.

*While the crust is baking, you can start on the filling and the crumb topping.

Recipe for Apple Bars Filling Instructions

Step 1

Mix 2/3 cups of sugar, 4 tablespoons of flour, and the cinnamon in a medium bowl.

mix sugar, cinnamon and flower into mixing bowl

Step 2

Once your apples are sliced, stir in the slices and make sure they all get coated.

Recipe for apple bars | peel and thinly slice apples

When mixing the apples with the dry ingredients, they will create a kind of syrup that will cover the apples.

Mix apple slices into the cinnamon, sugar and flour mixture in mixing bowl

Crumb Topping Directions for Apple Bar Recipe

Step 1

Mix 2 and 2/3 cups of flour, 2 cups of packed brown sugar, and 1 cup of butter, until crumbly. You can do this with a mixer, or by hand.

Recipe for apple bars | Add butter to mixing bowl
mix ingredients in bowl

Step 2

Once the crust is finished baking, spoon the apple filling over the crust and spread it around.

Recipe for apple bars | Pour the apple filling onto the crust
spread apple filling around crust

Step 3

Sprinkle the streusel crumb topping to cover the apple bar filling.

sprinkle streusel crumb topping over apple filling
Recipe for apple bars | Cover apple filling with streusel crumb topping

Step 4

Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until the topping is a light brown. Cool completely and then cut and serve!

Finish sprinkling streusel crumb topping over apple bars
Cut the finished recipe for apple bars for serving
Recipe for apple bars | cut up apple bars on a platter to serve

I lit it with fresh whip cream, but Greg likes it warm and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Recipe for apple bars | Greg eating apple bars with whip cream and Mona standing next to him

It’s great either way or just all by itself!

I hope you give it a try!

Other Great Recipes

The apple bars go great with some of these other recipes:

These desserts are also must tries!

Thanks for joining us and remember: Life’s too short not to shimmer…so don’t forget the whip cream!


Recipe for apple bars

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