Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars

I found these delicious bars on the blog Macaroni and Cheesecake. As soon as I saw them I knew I had to try them. How couldn’t I? I know it’s officially December and I should be posting nothing but Christmas recipes but I still had this little Fall recipe hanging about and I wanted to share it with all of you :)

The great thing about these bars is they were super easy to make and super delicious to eat…yum! I shared half the pan with the neighbors and I heard great reviews. In fact I was told by the husband “you need to give my wife that recipe it was awesome!” I personally think that is all the review you need to go out and try them :) The only thing I changed from the original recipe was add a little cinnamon and vanilla to the glaze. Enjoy!!!



Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars with Cinnamon Glaze


For Bars:
1 1/4 C. graham cracker crumbs
1 1/4 C. all purpose flour
3/4 C. packed brown sugar - divided
1/4 C. granulated sugar
1 t. cinnamon
3/4 C. butter - melted
2 cups chopped apples (2 medium apples, cored & peeled)

For Glaze:
1 T. Milk
1/2 C. powdered sugar
Small splash vanilla
Smidgen of cinnamon


For Bars:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 13 x 9 inch baking pan. Combine graham cracker crubs, flour, 1/2 cup brown sugar, granulated sugar, cinnamon & melted butter in large bowl until well blended.

Reserve one cup of this mixtures and set aside. Press remaining crumb mixture into bottom of prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove from oven & set aside.

Toss remaining 1/4 cup brown sugar with apples in a medium bowl until sugar is dissolved. Arrange apples over the baked crust. Sprinkle the reserved crumb mixture over the filling. Bake 30-35 minutes or until apples are tender. Remove pan to wire rack to cool completely.

For Glaze:
Combine powdered sugar & milk in a small bowl & drizzle over top of apple bars. Cut & Serve.

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23 Responses to “Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars”

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    Jessica @ How Sweet It Is — December 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    I saw these on macaroni and cheesecake, too, and agree they look absolutely amazing!

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    karen — December 2, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Oh my good gracious these look phenomenal! Now I have to go check out that site :)

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    Blond Duck — December 2, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Personally, I think these are perfect for Christmas.

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    Mimi — December 2, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    I love apples recipes year round. No need to stop baking them in December. These look so yummy.

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    Christine @ Fresh Local and Best — December 2, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    These cinnamon apple streusel bars look magnificent!

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    Karine — December 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Your bars sound delicious! Thanks for sharing :)

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    Jen — December 2, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Hanging on to a fall recipe? I’m still trying to hold onto summer recipes – guess I need to give up haha… These bars look so good – the glaze looks amazing! Thanks so much for the award, you are so sweet and I really enjoy your blog!

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    Barbara — December 2, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Love the picture! Wish I had one right now. They look so yummy and easy!

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    Reeni — December 2, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    These look scrumptious! They kind of remind me of a dessert pizza. I am glad to learn more about you!

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    chayacomfycook — December 2, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    These are good all throught the year. Apples never go out of style. I can see why you made them why I hope to make them. They have the greatest flavor based on the ingredients.

    Chanukah is a week and a half a way. I am going to open the Giveaway, the beginning of next week so it does not get dragged out.

    Also, keep a great Chanukah recipe in mind. Not so different from Christmas recipes, festive and fun.

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    chayacomfycook — December 2, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    How so I change to my Sweet and Savory says it all, ID? I wanted that so others would be aware of the Giveaway.

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    Doreen Frost — December 3, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Sounds absolutely wonderful!!!

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    grace — December 3, 2009 at 8:41 am

    awesome, awesome recipe–the fact that it’s more streusel than anything else appeals to me greatly. :) thanks for sharing some things about yourself–i was just considering the fact that nermal is a terrific name for a cat (yes, i loved the garfield cartoon).

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    Nutmeg Nanny — December 3, 2009 at 8:52 am

    Jessica: I found her lovely blog through tastespotting. I’m so glad I did!

    Karen: They are phenomenal…very tasty!

    Blond Duck: They probably would be a big hit. I guess I’m always used to the “traditional” cookies and candies. I see no reason these could not fit right in :)

    Mimi: The good thing is now you can find decent apples year long. I just love all the flavor they can add to a dish.

    Christine: Thanks!

    Karine: I love to share :)

    Jen: Haha I have a few summer recipes too. I guess I just have to wait to put them up on the blog. Your welcome for the award!

    Barbara: Thanks about the picture. I have been working hard to get better :)

    Reeni: Exactly! It is like a dessert pizza. As soon as I read that I had to agree.

    Chaya: Hooray Chanukah is almost here. I need to get on a recipe. I’m not sure how to change your blog name. When you leave me a comment you could always just fill in the information slot with the Sweet and Savory information instead of the Chaya CC. The beginning of next week I will let readers know to come on over to your page for the Chanukah giveaway.

    Grace: Streusel deserves a staring role :) I’m so glad you know where Nermal comes from. Most people look at me like I’m strange. All I can think to myself is “have you never seen Garfield?”

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    Jelli Bean — December 3, 2009 at 11:36 am

    I’m a sucker for all things apple and cinnamon. These look droolworthy. I would love to pull up a chair at your holiday table, for sure.

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    Blond Duck — December 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I knew who Zoe was! :)

    I just saw “live in sin” on your list…(giggling.)

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    Faith — December 3, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    This is such a gorgeous recipe! (And where I live apples are still $.29 a pound so I’m still stocking up weekly!) If I make this I’ll let you know how it turns out…although I can probably guarantee that it won’t be as beautiful as yours! ;)

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    Sue — December 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    These bars look SO GOOD! Congrats on the award!

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    Natasha - 5 Star Foodie — December 3, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    The streusel bars look amazing! Congrats on your award and you’re so sweet to share it with me, thank you so much!!!

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — December 4, 2009 at 11:34 am

    Yum! Those streusel bars look so tasty! You can’t go wrong with apples and cinnamon. Congrats on your award!


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