The Baker Upstairs: Apple Cinnamon Crumb Bars

10.20.2021

Apple Cinnamon Crumb Bars

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These sweet and buttery apple cinnamon crumb bars have two tender crumb layers surrounding a luscious apple filling. They're so delicious!
These sweet and buttery apple cinnamon crumb bars have two tender crumb layers surrounding a luscious apple filling. They're so delicious!
Last week we went apple picking as a family, and somehow ended up with around seventy pounds of apples (yikes!). We were having too much fun picking, and I guess we just couldn't stop. We've been making all of our favorite apple recipes, like this apple crisp, these apple cinnamon streusel muffins, and this apple cinnamon baked french toast. I'm planning to make a big batch of this Instant Pot cinnamon applesauce, and a bunch of baked apple chips for school lunches. I've still got plenty of apples left, though, so I had some fun baking up these apple cinnamon crumb bars. They're a twist on my favorite strawberry crumb bars, and I love that they combine so many delicious flavors and textures!
These sweet and buttery apple cinnamon crumb bars have two tender crumb layers surrounding a luscious apple filling. They're so delicious!
I love that this recipe uses ingredients that I always have on hand (even when I don't have a glut of apples) so they're easy to make year round. There's something extra awesome about apple cinnamon in the fall, though, right? 
These sweet and buttery apple cinnamon crumb bars have two tender crumb layers surrounding a luscious apple filling. They're so delicious!
These apple cinnamon crumb bars are simple and quick to throw together, and the apples bake into a delicious filling that tastes just like apple pie. They're so rich and buttery, and the combination of buttery cinnamon crumb and sweet and luscious apples is absolute perfection! This recipe makes around 24 servings, so there are plenty to share with friends or neighbors. This recipe is bound to be a new fall favorite!
These sweet and buttery apple cinnamon crumb bars have two tender crumb layers surrounding a luscious apple filling. They're so delicious!
Apple Cinnamon Crumb Bars

for the crust:
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 cups flour
1 cup cold butter, grated
1 egg, beaten

for the filling:
4 medium apples, peeled and chopped
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon lemon juice
4 teaspoons corn starch

Preheat the oven to 375. Grease (or line with foil or parchment) a 9 x 13 pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the sugar, baking powder, cinnamon, salt, and flour. Cut in the butter using two knives or a pastry blender, until the pieces are no bigger than pea sized. Stir in the egg to form a crumbly dry dough. Pat half of the dough in an even layer in the prepared pan. In a medium bowl, toss the apples with the sugar, cinnamon, lemon juice, and corn starch, then spread the apple mixture on top of the dough in the pan. Crumble the remaining dough evenly over the apple layer. Bake 45-50 minutes, or until lightly browned. Let cool completely before slicing and serving.
These sweet and buttery apple cinnamon crumb bars have two tender crumb layers surrounding a luscious apple filling. They're so delicious!

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