Apple Crumble Pie Bars

Servings: 16 bars  –  Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients

For the crust:

  • 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 + 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1 + 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the filling:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 4 large or 6 medium apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

For the topping:

  • 1 + 1/2 cups quick oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1.5 sticks unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter and flour a 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. Beat butter and sugar for topping in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Beat in flour and salt until a soft dough forms.
  3. Press the dough over the bottom of the pan in an even layer. Bake for 20 minutes.
  4. In a large pot, melt butter and brown sugar for filling over medium-high heat. Add apples and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in cinnamon and nutmeg.
  5. In a large bowl, mix oats, flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, baking soda, and salt for the topping. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  6. Spread the apple filling over the crust in an even layer. Scatter the topping mixture on top, pressing lightly into an even layer. Bake for 1 hour and rotate the pan halfway through baking.

Adapted from My Baking Addictions’ Apple Pie Bars recipe.

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