Apple Crisp Bars

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5 from 2 votes
Apple Crisp Bars are so inviting. There is nothing better than a fresh warm apple dessert filling the air on a cool fall day.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 55 minutes
Three Apple Crisp Bars on a white plate with sliced apples.

Apple Crisp Bars are so inviting. There is nothing better than a fresh warm apple dessert filling the air on a cool fall day.

Three Apple Crisp Bars on a white plate with sliced apples.

These Apple Crisp Bars or so quick and easy but are made from scratch and taste so good. It is the perfect end to any meal.

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Apple desserts are the perfect late summer, fall treat. What is the difference of a crisp, crumble, buckle or brown betty? Here is the answer.

  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: The whole house will smell like heaven.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, dairy free, low calorie, gluten free, etc…
  • Makes Great Leftovers: These bars are great for kids lunches or heated up any time you want a warm apple dessert.
Close up of Apple Crisp Bars on a plate.

What You Need to Make Apple Crisp Bars

Ingredients

  • light brown sugar                                 
  • flour                                                          
  • baking soda                                      
  • salt
  • rolled oats
  • vanilla extract 
  • butter, softened
  • apple pie filling
Oates, apples, flour sugar and butter.

Equipment

How to Make Apple Crisp Bars- Step by Step

Apple Crisp Bars mixing the oats and buuter.
  • Prepare Pan: First, preheat oven to 350 and line 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper.
  • Crumble: Second, combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and oats and then stir butter in until the mixture is crumb.
  • Press: Next, press 2 cups into bottom of baking dish.Then, evenly spread filling to ¼ inch from edge.
  • Bake: Finally, sprinkle on remaining crumb mixture and lightly press into filing. Bake 30-40 minutes until light brown.
Apple Crisp Bars being layered.

Common Questions About Apple Pie Bars

HOW DO I KEEP MY APPLE CRISP FROM GETTING SOGGY?

It should be nice and crisp after baking, however it it is not, place under the broiler for a minute or two. Just watch it carefully.

SHOULD YOU REFRIGERATE YOUR APPLE CRISP?

Indeed, it is important to keep it fresh. It will get soggy but if you reheat it in the oven it will crisp up again. The crisp should last for about 3 days if in an airtight container.

CAN THIS RECIPE BE FROZEN?

Of course, it will last up to three months if properly stored in the freezer. Make sure it is wrapped well and as airtight as possible.

WHAT IS THE BEST APPLE PIE FILLING TO USE FOR APPLE CRISP?

Southern Living recommends the Duncan Hines Simply Pie Fillings & Toppings. For their clean ingredients and superior taste. Really you can even make and can your own to use any time.

SERVING SUGGESTIONS FOR APPLE CRISP BARS?

> Whipped Cream
>Ice Cream – Vanilla, Cinnamon or any of your favorites.
> Cheddar Cheese

Close up of one Apple Crisp Bars.

Expert Tips for Making Apple Crisp Bars

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Make one for now and freeze one for later!.
  • Add Caramel: Drizzle caramel sauce on for extra flavor.
  • Spices: Doctor you crisp up with Apple Pie Spice.
  • Nuts: Chopped walnuts or pecans make a great addition to this dish.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free flour, coconut sugar or other alternatives make this recipe work for people with dietary needs.

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Three Apple Crisp Bars on a white plate with sliced apples.

Apple Crisp Bars

5 from 2 votes
Apple Crisp Bars are so inviting. There is nothing better than a fresh warm apple dessert filling the air on a cool fall day.
Print Pin Rate
Servings: 16 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

Ingredients

  • ½ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup apple pie filling

Instructions

  • Preparation Instructions:
  • Preheat oven to 350 and line 8×8 square baking dish with parchment paper
  • Combine brown sugar, flour, baking soda, salt, and oats
  • Stir or use hands to incorporate butter until the mixture is crumbly
  • Press 2 cups into bottom of baking dish
  • Next, evenly spread filling to ¼ inch from edge
  • Sprinkle on remaining crumb mixture and lightly press into pie filling.
  • Bake 30-40 minutes until light brown
  • Cool, cut into bars and serve

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Make one for now and freeze one for later!.
  • Add Caramel: Drizzle caramel sauce on for extra flavor.
  • Spices: Doctor you crisp up with Apple Pie Spice.
  • Nuts: Chopped walnuts or pecans make a great addition to this dish.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Gluten free flour, coconut sugar or other alternatives make this recipe work for people with dietary needs.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 94mg | Potassium: 43mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg

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