Apple Pie Crumb Bars have everything you love about apple pie – buttery dough, homemade pie filling, lots of spices – without needing to make a pie crust.
Being the avid baker that I am, I’m often asked how am I not fat eating all of my baked goods.
For the record, I’m not a skinny super model, but I’m certainly not big either. Most people say I have an average body type, and I’m perfectly fine with that.
Truth is I give most of my food away.
When I worked my corporate job, I was always bringing in food on Mondays. Coworkers often (jokingly) accused me of sabotaging people’s diets at work. Hey, I’m just here to test your willpower.
Now that I work at home, I have to be a little more creative in giving food away.
My library was taking donations for their bake sale fundraiser, so I showed up with three freezer bags full of peanut butter fudge and rocky road cookie fudge bars.
Earlier this month, my friend invited me over for Supper Club where everyone brought over a dish to eat together.
I wanted to actually cook for it, so I brought pulled chicken sandwiches along with leftover caramel apple cheesecake and these Apple Pie Crumb Bars.
Everybody was full so not many people ate them on the spot, but they did take them home.
Now I attend a coworking space 1-2 times a week, so I drop off goodies in the kitchen. Everything is gone by lunchtime.
These Apple Pie Crumb Bars have the flavors of apple pie yet you don’t need to make a pie crust.
Whether you feel uncomfortable about making homemade pie crust or just don’t have the time or energy, these crumb bars are perfect for bakers of any skill level.
Crumb bars are nothing new here. I’ve made both peach cheesecake crumb bars and raspberry cheesecake crumb bars.
I know, I know. Of all the people in the world, I didn’t put a cheesecake layer in my apple pie crumb bars.
It was partly because I was already bringing caramel apple cheesecake to my friend’s supper club and partly because I already posted about said cheesecake and my no bake caramel apple cheesecake parfaits.
I thought, why not just make regular crumb bars to change up my routine?
For a bit of crunch I added chopped pecans because they are one of my favorite nuts to bake with (besides hazelnuts).
You could certainly use walnuts instead or just leave the nuts out altogether if somebody has a nut allergy.
I chose to make apple pie because it’s apple season in October, but these bars are very versatile with most fruits – pears, peaches, cherries, strawberries, raspberries.
Use whatever fresh fruit is in season and go crazy. If you do opt for frozen fruit, make sure it is completely thawed and drained of any excess liquid.
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