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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

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. 🙂

Looking for more apple recipes? Check out my Apple Cinnamon Muffins, and Apple and Rhubarb Crumble.

Apple Crumble Bars

Ingredients you’ll need

Here’s a list of ingredients you’ll need to make these bars. You can find my recipe card at the bottom of this post for the complete list with their amounts.

  • 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

How to make Apple Crumble Bars

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.

The printable recipe card with the FULL list of ingredients and instructions can be found at the bottom of this post.

NOTE: For best results, I highly recommend using the gram measurements (with a digital scale), rather than the cup measurements.

Cup measurements are simply not accurate enough, and I cannot guarantee the best results if you use them.

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.

If you try this recipe, let us know! Leave a comment, rate it, and don’t forget to tag me on Instagram and hashtag it #marshasbakingaddiction. I’d love to see!

Apple Crumble Bars
Apple Crumble Bars

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Apple Crumble Bars

Apple Crumble Bars

Yield: 16 bars
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

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

Ingredients

For the Crumble

  • 3 cups (375g) plain/all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (226g) unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup (150g) light brown sugar
  • 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.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 bars Serving Size: 1 bar
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 246Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 99mgCarbohydrates: 33gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn’t always accurate.

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