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Apple Pie Bars

Mixed berries and apple slices are sandwiched between an cookie crust and crumble serving as the perfect vehicle for a warm, jelly-like filling.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time38 mins
Total Time1 hr 3 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 248kcal


For the Crumble and Crust

  • 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar or 1/3 cup honey (start at 1/4 cup and add until it gets crumbly)
  • 1/4 cup ground almonds or you can use more flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 10 tbsp unsalted butter cold and cut into cubes
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 tbsp cold water

For the Apple Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh apple slices
  • 1 cup fresh berries can be strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, raspberries or even a mix
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


For the Crumble and Crust

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Prepare a 8×8-inch baking pan with the non-stick coating of your choice.
  • For the crumb and crust, whisk together flour, sugar or honey, ground almonds, baking powder and salt.
  • Next, cut in the cold butter using two forks or a pastry cutter then slowly mix in the egg yolk and cold water (if you using honey instead of sugar, add in here as well). Don't worry if the dough seems really crumbly. It should be!
  • Next take half of the crumble mixture and press into the prepared pan. The rest should be saved for the top of the bars.

For the Apple Filling

  • Stir together apple slices, berries, lemon juice, flour, honey, cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla until combined.
  • To assemble, evenly add apple filling to the top of the crust.
  • Next sprinkle the remaining crumble over the top of the apple filling.
  • Bake for 30-38 minutes or until golden brown and set.
  • Cool bars to room temperature then cut and serve.


Can this recipe be doubled?

You bet! Double the recipe but use a 9x13 baking dish for best results. 

Make Ahead

These bars get better with age! Feel free to make these the day before, giving them ample time to cool and clean cuts for sharing. If pulling these from the freezer, let thaw overnight on the counter. 

How to Store Berry Apple Pie Crumble Bars

Once they have cooled completely, wrap them airtight and store in a refrigerator for up to 4 days. They can also be frozen for a couple months. 


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 69mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 328IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg