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Apple crumble bars

Sweet and tart apples are tucked between layers of buttery crumbs. Topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce, this is the perfect fall dessert!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 9 bars


Crust and Crumb topping:

  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups All-purpose flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 stick Butter or Margarine

Apple Filling:

  • 3 medium apples cut into small cubes
  • ¼ cup All-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ¼ tsp salt


  • combine the sugars, baking powder, flour and salt in a bowl. Add in the egg and vanilla extract. Add in the butter and crumble everything together with your fingers. Press 3/4 of the crumbs topping into the bottom of a 9 x 9 pan fitted with parchment paper.
    Mix the filling ingredients together and pour on top of the crust. Crumble the remaining crumbs on top of the filling.
    Bake at 350 F for 45 minutes. Cool completely before slicing. Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of caramel sauce.