Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars

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.

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.

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 barsย are they are 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.

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.


Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars with Cinnamon 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


For Bars:

  • 1-1/4 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1-1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups medium dicedย apples (2 medium apples, cored & peeled)

For Glaze:

  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon splash vanilla
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon


For Bars:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan. Combine graham cracker crumbs, 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.

23 Responses to “Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars”

  1. #
    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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

    Personally, I think these are perfect for Christmas.

  4. #
    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!

  6. #
    Karine — December 2, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Your bars sound delicious! Thanks for sharing ๐Ÿ™‚

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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!

  9. #
    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!

  10. #
    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.

  11. #
    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.

  12. #
    Doreen Frost — December 3, 2009 at 7:50 am

    Sounds absolutely wonderful!!!

  13. #
    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. ๐Ÿ™‚ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚

    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 ๐Ÿ™‚ 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.

  16. #
    Blond Duck — December 3, 2009 at 1:49 pm

    I knew who Zoe was! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  17. #
    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! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  18. #
    Sue — December 3, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    These bars look SO GOOD! Congrats on the award!

  19. #
    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!!!

  20. #
    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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