Apple Pie Bars with Streusel Topping

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These delicious Apple Pie Bars with Streusel Topping are the perfect combination of apple pie and apple crumble – sweet, soft, crispy, crunchy, and purely delicious!

Sliced apple pie bars with green apples and cinnamon sticks in background

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These fresh and easy Apple Pie Bars are the quintessential fall dessert! Buttery pie crust is layered with spiced apples and topped with a streusel crumble topping that will knock your socks off. They’re a mix between a classic apple pie and a crisp apple crumble packed into one delectable apple bar that’s sure to be a new family favorite!

Ingredients for Apple Pie Bars in small bowls on white marble background

These delicious apple pie bars are made with simple pantry staples and are topped with a to-die-for cinnamon streusel crumble topping!

Ingredients Needed for Apple Pie Bars:

  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Butter: I used salted butter, but you can use unsalted if you have it available. I recommend adding a pinch of salt if you decide to use unsalted butter.
  • Apples: See notes below as to which types of apples work best with this recipe.
  • Brown Sugar
  • Baking Soda
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Lemon Juice: Either fresh or from concentrate lemon juice can be used.
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Walnuts: You can also substitute with pecans if desired.
  • Oats: I used old fashioned oats, but you can use instant oats as well.
Bowl with apple pie bars crust ingredients

Supplies Needed:

Apple Pie Bar Ingredients in Bowl with green apples on the side

Begin by mixing together all of the crust ingredients.

Apple Pie Bar Crust Mix in White Baking Pan

Line a baking dish with parchment paper, and use your hands to spread the crust mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake the crust in a preheated oven for 20-25 minutes until the edges are lightly golden.

Sliced apples in mixing bowl surrounded by bowls of brown sugar and spices

While the crust is baking, prepare the apple filling.

Apples , cinnamon, and brown sugar in bowl surrounded by apples and empty smaller bowls

Mix sliced apples with brown sugar, cinnamon, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and a dash of lemon juice.

Apple Pie Bar Filling Ingredients in Bowl on white marble background

(Also, these apples are seriously delicious all mixed up like this, so if you happen to sneak a few out of the bowl and into your mouth…no judgement here 😉)

Apple Pie Bar Streusel Topping Ingredients in Bowl with apples and melted butter on the side

Mix up the ingredients for the streusel topping (YUM!). If you’re not a fan of walnuts, you can also substitute chopped pecans in the crumb topping. My family likes walnuts, but I personally prefer pecans myself!

Apple Pie Bar Crumble Streusel Topping in White Bowl with Apples on Side

When everything is thoroughly combined, you will have a crumbly topping mixture that looks similar to this.

Apple Pie Bar Filling in White Baking Dish

After the pie crust comes out of the oven, pour the apple pie filling on top of the crust, and spread to form an even layer.

Closeup of apple pie bars with streusel topping in white backing dish with green apple on the side

Top the apple filling with the crumble topping mixture and spread it into an even layer.

Yummy Apple Pie Bars in a white baking dish with apples and cinnamon sticks in background

Bake until the streusel topping is golden brown and your house smells like Heaven!

Close up of streusel topping on apple pie bars in white baking dish
Apple pie bars with streusel topping in white backing dish with green apple on the side

Allow the apple pie bars to cool for at least 30-40 minutes.

White baking dish with apple pie bars and streusel topping with apples on the side
Apple pie bars in white baking dish with green apples in background

I know, I know, it’s SUPER tempting to cut into them right now when they smell so incredible and look so divine! Trust me, though, they’re totally worth the wait, and it’s definitely not worth the heartbreak if your apple pie bars fall apart because you didn’t let them cool!

Sliced apple pie bars on white marble background surrounded by green apples and cinnamon sticks

Once the bars have cooled, gently lift the parchment paper to remove them from the baking dish, and use a sharp knife to slice them into individual bars. I like to cut mine into 9 pieces, but you could get as many as 12 bars out of the pan if you prefer a smaller portion.

Sliced apple pie bars with green apples and cinnamon sticks in background
9 sliced apple pie bars on white background with apples and plates in background

These apple pie bars are the perfect fall dessert for your family, and if you’re having dinner guests, they make for an extra special treat!

Sliced apple pie bars with green apple in background
Cut apple pie bars with green apple in background

I’m pretty sure that I’m going to have to make a big batch of these for Thanksgiving dessert this year!

Three stacked apple pie bars with green apples and cinnamon sticks in background

If you really want to kick things up a notch, you can serve these apple pie crumble bars with a drizzle of homemade salted caramel sauce or praline ice cream. Y-U-M!

Three Apple Pie Bars stacked on a white plate with green apples in the background

That crumbly streusel topping is seriously to. die. for. Once you make these apple crumble bars, there’s no going back to regular apple pie!

Apple pie bar on white background next to cinnamon sticks

Some of the questions that we frequently receive about this recipe are:

How do I store apple pie bars?

You can keep apple pie bars at room temperature for up to two days because of the sugars and acid. If you put it into the refrigerator, it will be good for up to 5-6 days. Keeping them in sealed containers will prevent them from getting stale.

Four sliced apple pie bars on a white marble background with cinnamon sticks

How do I keep my apple pie bars from falling apart?

Let the apple pie bars cool for at least 30 minutes before cutting them apart – I prefer to let them cool completely (you can always reheat the individual bars later on if you want to serve them warm!). Use a shallow pan to help with cutting. I often use a fork or a small, flexible spatula to get them out, as this is smaller and easier to fit into the baking pan.

Three Apple Pie Bars stacked on a white plate with green apples in the background

What types of apples can I use in my apple pie bars?

Granny Smith apples will give the bars a tartness that contrasts nicely with the sugar. Other apples, such as Honeycrisp, Fuji, Golden Delicious or Braeburn will be sweeter, but can also be used.

Three Apple Pie Bars stacked on a white plate with green apples in the background

Can I Add More Spices to the Apple Pie Bars Recipe?

Certainly! If you want to amp up the spice flavor profile, you can add nutmeg, cardamom, cloves, and/or ginger to the recipe. A little goes a LONG way, though, so I suggest starting with just 1/8 tsp of no more than 2-3 additional spices and then adjusting for personal taste preference. Spices can be added to the crust, apple filling, or streusel topping.

Apple pie bar on white plate with apples and more bars in the background

These apple pie bars are sure to be a HUGE hit with your family and friends!

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Three Apple Pie Bars stacked on a white plate with two green apples in the background

Apple Pie Bars with Streusel Topping

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Active Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
Yields: 9 Bars

What You’ll Need:

For the Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 stick Salted Butter, melted (1/2 cup)
  • 3 Tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp. Ground Cinnamon

For Filling:

  • 2 3/4 cups Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Lemon Juice
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar, packed
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. Maple Syrup
  • 3/4 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 tsp. Vanilla Extract

For Streusel Topping:

  • 3/4 cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Old-Fashioned Oats
  • 1/2 stick Salted Butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup Brown Sugar, packed


  •  Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.  and lightly grease an 8 x 8-inch pan.
  • For the crust, stir together flour, butter,brown sugar, baking soda and cinnamon until fully incorporated.
  • Transfer the crust to a greased or parchment lined 8×8 inch pan. Press the crust into the bottom until it reaches the edges.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges are lightly golden.
  • While the crust is baking, make filling by adding the apples to a medium bowl with the lemon juice, sugar, maple syrup,spices, and vanilla extract. Toss to combine, then set aside.
  • Prepare topping by combining flour, walnuts, oats, butter, and brown sugar.  Stir until clumps form
  • Take the crust out of the oven and pour apple filling over the crust. Spread to form an even layer.
  • Sprinkle the topping over the apples.
  • Bake for 40-50 minutes or until bubbly and the topping is golden brown.
  • Remove from the oven and let cool for at least 20 minutes before slicing. The bars will not hold their shape if cut too soon.
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  1. 5 stars
    These were delish! Next time I am going to have to double the batch because my family ate these up so quickly! Thanks for the recipe!

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