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Apple Crumble Bars

Apple Crumble Bars – Deliciously soft and buttery crumble bars that are filled with juicy cinnamon-coated apple chunks. A perfect way to kick-start your autumn baking!

Apple Crumble Bars

Guys, these Apple Crumble Bars are heavenly. 

These bars are made up of two thick and buttery crumb layers (seriously, so good!), and filled with a layer of juicy apple chunks that are generously coated in cinnamon. 

My whole family loved them, and it was very hard to stop at just one! You need to make these bars right now – you won’t be disappointed. 🙂

Apple Crumble Bars

How to make Apple Crumble Bars

Ingredients you’ll need:

  • Plain/all-purpose flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Vanilla extract
  • Apples: You’ll need 4 small/medium apples.
  • Juice from small lemon
  • Cornflour/cornstarch
  • Ground cinnamon
  • Ground nutmeg

To make these Apple Crumble Bars, simply whisk together the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix together using a fork to create a crumbly mixture.

Press half of the crumb mixture into the base of an 8×8-inch square baking pan lined with parchment paper or foil.

Add the apple chunks to a small bowl, and mix in the lemon juice, cornflour, and spices until the apples are fully coated. Spoon the apple chunks on top of the crumb base and spread out evenly.

Top the apples with the remaining crumble mixture, and press down gently. Bake for 35 – 40 minutes until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely in the pan on wire rack before cutting into bars.

I like to place my pan in the freezer for 1 – 2 hours to speed up the cooling process.

Apple Crumble Bars

These Apple Crumble Bars are:

  • so thick and buttery
  • quick and easy to throw together
  • filled with cinnamon-coated apple chunks
  • loaded with flavour
  • perfect for autumn/fall baking!

How long will these bars last? These bars will stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week.

Can I freeze these bars? These bars can be kept frozen for up to 3 months. Thaw them overnight in the fridge before serving.

I do hope you’ll love these Apple Crumble Bars just as much as we do!

Apple Crumble Bars

Apple Crumble Bars

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Enjoy! 🙂


Apple Crumble Bars
5 from 3 votes
Apple Crumble Bars
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 35 mins
Total Time: 55 mins
Yields: 16 bars
Calories: 237 kcal
Deliciously soft and buttery crumble bars that are filled with juicy cinnamon-coated apple chunks. A perfect way to kick-start your autumn baking!
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Ingredients
For the Crumble
  • 3 cups plain/all-purpose flour 375g
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter 226g, melted
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar 150g
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
For the Apple Filling
  • 4 medium apples peeled and chopped
  • Juice of 1 small lemon
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour/cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Instructions
For the Crumble
  1. Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/Gas 4. Line an 8x8-inch square baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

  3. Whisk together the butter, sugar, and vanilla. Add to the dry ingredients and mix in with a fork to form a crumbly mixture.

  4. Press half of the mixture into the base of the prepared pan.

For the Apple Filling
  1. Add the apple chunks to a small bowl. Mix in the lemon juice, cornflour, and spices until the apples are fully coated.

  2. Spoon the apples over the base, and spread out evenly. Sprinkle the remaining crumble mixture on top of the apples, pressing it down gently.

  3. Bake for 35 - 40 minutes until golden brown around the edges. Allow to cool completely in the pan on wire rack before cutting into bars. I placed my pan in the freezer for 1 - 2 hours to speed up the cooling.

Notes

Bars stay fresh, stored in an airtight container, at room temperature or in the fridge for up to 1 week. They also freeze well for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge before serving.

The calories are an estimate only

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5 Comments

  • Reply
    Karly
    14th September 2018 at 3:35 pm

    These look so good! I’ll definitely be making these soon!

    • Reply
      Marsha
      15th September 2018 at 9:40 am

      Thanks, Karly! 🙂

  • Reply
    Wilhelmina Wessel
    21st September 2018 at 6:53 pm

    I need these bars, ASAP!

  • Reply
    Demeter
    21st September 2018 at 6:55 pm

    No wonder your family loved them, just look at them! So loving the apple chunks.

  • Reply
    Renee Goerger
    21st September 2018 at 9:15 pm

    I’ve been addicted to all things apple since the beginning of September. I’m excited to try your recipe now that I’ve found it. It looks incredible!!

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