This is an easy apple recipe that is great for fall or anytime of the year. These apple crumble bars have a nice layer of apples that sit on top of a layer of shortbread crust. Then sprinkled on top is a golden crumble topping. I love to make this recipe for dessert but it’s equally good as a breakfast bar too. You need to try this delicious apple recipe.
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Apple Crumble Bars

Servings: 12 bars
Author: Shelly


  • Crust
  • 1/2 cup butter or dairy free margarine
  • 1 1/4 cups Flour
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • Apple Filling
  • 4 cups Apple Slices I like Granny Smith or Honey Crisp
  • 2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
  • 2 tablespoons Flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon Nutmeg
  • Crumble Topping
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/3 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/3 cup Butter or Margarine cold
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon


  • For the Crust
  • In a bowl mix the butter and brown sugar. Then add the flour, the mixture should be a little crumbly. Press into the bottom of an 8x8 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 12 minutes.
  • Apple Filling
  • While the crust is baking. Combine the sliced apples, brown sugar, flour, and nutmeg in a bowl. Toss to combine. Making sure the apples are all coated. Set aside until crust is done
  • Crumble Topping
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and cinnamon. Mix until well combined. Cut in the cold butter to make a crumbly mixture. Set aside until time to assemble.
  • Once the crust is baked place the coated apples on top and then cover with the crumble topping.
  • Bake at 350 degrees until the apple mixture is bubbly and the crumble topping is golden.
  • Let cool in dish.
  • Cut into squares and serve.