Cinnamon Apple Crumb Bars will quickly become your ultimate autumn treat! You will be amazed when you see how easy it is to make such a deliciousness!
You might even think that there is something missing in the recipe when combining the ingredients since it looks really crumbly. And you might not believe that you will end up with these gorgeous bars. I’m sure you will be making these apple crumb bars very often once you see how quick and easy the recipe is. This is a satisfaction-guaranteed recipe because everyone wants to eat every last crumb and they will want to learn the next time you will make these bars.
If you have enough time and patience, I recommend you to make our traditional Cinnamon Walnut Apple Cookies. But you can have a similar taste with these easy peasy Cinnamon Apple Crumb Bars. You need just 6 ingredients to make these wonderful autumn bars, which I’m sure you always have in your pantry. You can easily prepare it for an afternoon tea party in 10 minutes and bake for about 50 minutes. You can even prepare these for unexpected guests when they are chatting in the living room.
These apple crumb bars have a very nice buttery flavor which will take you back to the years when butter didn’t have a bad reputation and everyone used to love it. Apple, cinnamon and butter match perfectly and they fit the coming cool days very well.
These bars have a very lovely golden crunchy topping and outer crust while the inside is soft and moist as it is loaded with diced apples. I didn’t use anything else for the topping but you can sprinkle walnuts or hazelnuts on the top for an extra crunchy texture.
I just dust a little powdered sugar before serving the bars. You can do the same or choose another topping like cream or ice cream.
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Cinnamon Apple Crumb Bars
Very simple yet yummy apple bars with a crunchy outside and moist inside.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 50 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: 6 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3 cups peeled, cored and diced apples
- 125g (4 oz) butter
- 1 egg
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat oven to 350F (180C).
- Grease a 9x4 inches baking pan and line it with parchment paper.
- Mix flour, sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
- Toss in diced apples.
- Melt butter and pour in the mixing bowl.
- Beat the egg and add in the mixture. Stir until everything is combined well.
- Transfer the crumbled dough into the pan pressing the top with a spoon.
- Bake for 50 minutes or until the top is golden and a toothpick comes out clean.
- Dust with powdered sugar before serving.
Recipe is slightly adapted from Green Gourmet Giraffe’s Apple Slice.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 239
- Sugar: 20.3 g
- Sodium: 8 mg
- Fat: 9.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 37.4 g
- Protein: 2.9 g
- Cholesterol: 37.9 mg
Keywords: apple crumb bars, apple crumble bars
Ken Zepplin says
I have been baking for 40+ years and was eager to try this recipe. First calling it bars indicates to me that you do not bake it in a 9 X 4 pan. I put it in a 9 X 9 and it was OK. However that is where the good part ends. I had to bake it for an hour and still have no crunchy texture. I wanted a "apple crumb bar" not a cake like texture that has no crumb to it. We will have to eat it in bowls as it will not even hold together to cut it into bars. Definitely will trash this recipe.
So good! Made in a 11x7 pan. Delicious!
Sounds yummy! Unsalted butter- right? And 9x4 is a loaf pan- so it's more of a bread before cut? Thanks!
Thank you! Yes, it is unsalted butter. Well, I wouldn't define it as a bread. It is soft and moist inside with lots of diced apple and crispy on the topping. I used 9x4 pan because it was what I had on hand then. You can use any pan you have similar to this size, even a circular one would be fine. It doesn't rise, so you don't have to worry even if the batter fills the pan.
The Food Explorer says
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Happy National Apple Month! 🙂
Do you use white or brown sugar in this recipe? I'm hoping to make it tomorrow morning. 🙂
Hi Michelle, I used white, but brown sugar would be fine too.
Johanna @ Green Gourmet Giraffe says
It is a great recipe - interesting that you made it without any baking powder - I used self raising flour which is like flour with some baking powder added - but your texture looks lovely and soft
Well, we don't have self rising flour here in Turkey and to be honest, I just forgot to add baking powder. But the result was great as you can see in the pictures. So there is really no need to use it in this recipe.
Sounds really good. Do you by chance know the nutritional information?
definitely getting me in the mood for fall!