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Apple Crumble Bars

Best apple crumble bars

They are sure to disappear from parties!

Imagine the traditional deliciousness of hot apple crumble conveniently packed in a bar. Cinnamon apples are pressed between shortbread crusts and crumble topping.

These classic baked apple crumble bars are a great option if you’re looking for an easy and delicious seasonal dessert.

Apple pie is my favorite. I’ve tried it with blackberry, raspberry, blueberry, and peach flavors.

The apple cinnamon combo is comforting and cozy, especially with a rich crust and topping.

This is an excellent dessert for any occasion, including Thanksgiving, Christmas, the Fourth of July, or whenever you crave apple pie.

Apple crumble bar ingredients

You will need the following ingredients: flour, cinnamon powder, baking soda, salt, sweetener (or arrowroot), a fat, cornstarch, or arrowroot, and apple diced.

This recipe can be made with spelled oat or white all-purpose flour. I haven’t tried these bars with whole wheat, corn, count, or almond flour.

You can substitute refined sugar with unrefined sugars such as coconut or date sugar.

You can sweeten apples with pure maple syrup, ho, ney, agave, and other liquid, or granulated all-purpose sweetener.

Add shredded walnuts or raisins to the apples for a different flavor.

You can make the pastry crust with butter, coconut, or almond butter. Replace three tablespoons of fat in apple crumble bars with your favorite milk.

You can substitute some or all the apples with blackberries, cherries, or blueberries. Peaches, mangos, or any other fruit you like.

Caramel apple crumble bars

Sprinkle a layer of finely chopped caramels salted on top of your apple layer before you add the crumble topping.

These salted caramel apple bars are not the healthiest, but they are delicious and a great fall treat.

How to make apple crumble bar

Prepare the ingredients and heat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

Line a square 8-inch baking pan with parchment or well-grease it. Set this pan aside.

Combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large bowl with the baking powder. Add the optional milk and butter or oil. Add a fourth teaspoon if you are using unsalted oil or butter.

About two-thirds of this dough should be pressed firmly in the bottom of the baking pan. This will form the pie crust. The remaining dough should be reserved.

The cornstarch, liquid sweetener, and peeled and diced apples are mixed. This easy apple pie filling can be spread evenly over the crust.

Sprinkle the reserved dough over top and press down this crumb topping firmly.

Place the pan in the middle of the oven. Bake for 50 min. Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting. This will allow them to firm up.

Apple bars can be stored in a variety of ways.

Cover leftovers and store them on the counter overnight. A small hole should be left to allow moisture to escape. This will prevent gummy bars.

Refrigerate the bars of apple crumble after a day in an airtight container to keep them fresh.

You can also freeze the bars with parchment paper between them to prevent them from sticking together. Before serving, thaw frozen bars.

This recipe yields approximately twenty to twenty-five apple crumble slices. For the photos, I cut them up into 25 apple squares.

Is this recipe gluten-free, vegan, or keto

Choose a vegan butter spread, or use almond or coconut butter. These bars are naturally egg-free.

Make gluten-free apple crumble bars using certified gluten-free oats flour. Please feel free to experiment with all-purpose gluten-free flour.


2 cups white, spelt, or oat flour

1 1/2 tsp of cinnamon

1/4 tsp of baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

If desired, 1/3 cup of sugar can be unrefined.

1/4 cup of almond butter or coconut oil (150g).

Add three tablespoons of milk or butter.

Two large or three medium apples, diced to 34 cup

One tablespoon cornstarch (arrowroot)

Sweetener of your choice or two tablespoons of pure maple syrup


Cut the butter or add the oil after mixing the first five ingredients. Add an extra 1/4 tsp of salt if you use unsalted or oil butter. About 2/3 of the mixture should be pressed into an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper. Spread the liquid sweetener and cornstarch over the crust after tossing the apples. Sprinkle the remaining dough over all and press it down. Let cool for a few minutes before cutting into bars. If you want cleaner slices, I recommend chilling the bars first.

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