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Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars

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These cinnamon apple streusel bars are the perfect mashup of Dutch apple pie and a crunchy apple bar dessert. Full of flavor and easy to make!

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars sliced on a plate.

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 them in the silence of my home. 

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars sliced on parchment paper.

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, and crunchy and pairs perfectly with the slightly sweetened spiced apples.

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars on a plate with a fork.

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 super 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.

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars ready to serve on a plate.

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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. 

Cinnamon Apple Streusel Bars

Yield: 12 slices
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

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.


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:

  • 1 tablespoon whole milk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract


For crust and topping:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add all ingredients and stir to combine. Reserve 1 cup of the graham cracker mixture for topping.
  3. Add the remaining crust ingredients to your prepared pan and press into the pan. Bake for 10 minutes, remove, and set aside.

For apples:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.

For glaze:

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

For assembly and baking:

  1. Add the apples over the baked crust and top with the reserved graham cracker crust.
  2. Bake for 30 minutes, remove from the oven, drizzle with glaze and let cool.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 462Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 226mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 3gSugar: 29gProtein: 6g

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Friday 8th of December 2017

I followed this recipe exactly and it just came out a giant crumble. There wasn't enough liquid to make it stick together like a proper bar. Not sure what I'm going to do with a giant apple crumble--I guess serve it with vanilla ice cream.


Sunday 14th of January 2018

Hi Sara! I'm so sorry that happened! I find I have to really press the crust into the bottom of the pan. I usually use a measuring cup to tamp it down so it's nice and tight. I actually made a change to the recipe directions so it's made clear to really make the crust tight.

Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwelling

Wednesday 4th of October 2017

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

Jennifer Reyes

Monday 2nd of October 2017

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

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