Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars

These cinnamon apple streusel bars are the perfect mashup of Dutch apple pie and a crunchy apple bar dessert. Super simple to make and sure to be the hit of any party or family gathering. Plus you’re going to love the drizzle of vanilla bean maple glaze. 

These cinnamon apple streusel bars are the perfect mashup of Dutch apple pie and a crunchy apple bar dessert. Super simple to make and sure to be the hit of any party or family gathering. Plus you're going to love the drizzle of vanilla bean maple glaze. 

Hooray for apple season! I haven’t been apple picking yet because the local farm I LOVE charges mad money to just pick the apples. I’m not paying $5 PER PERSON to go into an orchard, pick the apples, pay for the apples and deal with the massive amount of city people in their $400 boots picking apples and pretending to be country folk.

Can you tell I’m bitter? I just want to pick apples in silence without paying a fee to enter the grounds. Is this too much to ask for? Probably. So in the meantime, I just go to the farm and grab a bag of pre-picked apples and devour in the silence of my home. 

These cinnamon apple streusel bars are the perfect mashup of Dutch apple pie and a crunchy apple bar dessert. Super simple to make and sure to be the hit of any party or family gathering. Plus you're going to love the drizzle of vanilla bean maple glaze. 

Also, these cinnamon apple streusel bars are perfect for apple season. A cross between Dutch apple pie and a traditional bar dessert. The crust is a combination of apple pie spice, graham cracker crumbs, flour, brown sugar and melted butter. It’s sturdy, crunchy and pairs perfectly with the slightly sweetened spiced apples.

These cinnamon apple streusel bars are the perfect mashup of Dutch apple pie and a crunchy apple bar dessert. Super simple to make and sure to be the hit of any party or family gathering. Plus you're going to love the drizzle of vanilla bean maple glaze. 

Oh and that glaze! It’s not just your typical everyday glaze. NOPE. It’s a mix of vanilla bean paste and maple extract and it’s CRAZY good! It was so good I wanted to drink it but resisted the urge. I mean, I can’t just be sitting home on my couch doing shots of vanilla bean maple glaze.

I mean, I could. But I’m pretty sure my sugar numbers would skyrocket and I would go into a sugar coma.

#yolo?

These cinnamon apple streusel bars are the perfect mashup of Dutch apple pie and a crunchy apple bar dessert. Super simple to make and sure to be the hit of any party or family gathering. Plus you're going to love the drizzle of vanilla bean maple glaze. 

{Looking for more delicious apple recipes? Try my Vanilla Spiced Apples, Crispy Chicken Apple Cabbage Salad, Apple Butter Waffle Donuts, Vanilla Bean Apple Pie Phyllo Bites, Boozy Caramel Apple Butter Milkshake or my Caramel Apple Crisp Pizza}

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Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars with Vanilla Maple Glaze

These cinnamon apple streusel bars are the perfect mashup of Dutch apple pie and a crunchy apple bar dessert. Simple to make and delicious to devour.

Yield: 9x13 pan

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Total Time: 65 minutes

Ingredients:

For crust and topping:

  • 1-1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

For apples: 

  • 2-1/2 cups medium diced apples
  • 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon apple pie spice

For glaze:

Directions:

For crust and topping:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.

In a medium-sized mixing bowl add all ingredients and stir to combine. Reserve 1 cup of the graham cracker mixture for topping.

Add the remaining crust ingredients to your prepared pan and press into the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, remove and set aside.

For apples:
Mix all ingredients together.

For glaze:
Whisk together until thick and creamy. If the mixture is too thick to drizzle simply add a few more splashes of milk.

For assembly and baking:
Add the apples over baked crust and top with reserved graham cracker crust.

Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven, drizzle with glaze and let cool.

30 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.
    Mimi

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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.

    http://sweetsav.blogspot.com

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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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    jen — September 29, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    We’re apple picking this weekend so I already know this is the one of the first things I’m making with our haul! Looks fantastic!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — September 30, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    I loooooove Dutch apple pie, so I’m pretty sure I would really love these bars! So scrumptious!

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    Joanie @ One Dish Kitchen — October 1, 2017 at 10:44 am

    These look incredible!! I’m so happy it’s apple picking season, can’t wait to make these bars!

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    Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie — October 1, 2017 at 10:59 pm

    These would be perfect for after school snack this week!

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    Krista — October 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm

    I need this after dinner this week!

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    Jennifer Reyes — October 2, 2017 at 7:31 am

    This looks really good! I need to try this STAT!

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    Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling — October 4, 2017 at 6:40 am

    Between the crumble topping and the glaze…..I’m totally drooling!!!

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