If you love a good apple bar, you will want to try these delicious sour cream apple bars. Creamy apple center with a crunchy streusel topping make this a fall dessert you won’t want to miss.
We are taking a momentary break from our pumpkin themed posts. We made our weekly trip to the farmer’s market this week and one of my favorite things to do there this time of year is the apple tasting. The apple people bring in all their apple varieties and have samples of all the different types of apples. Of course, I have to taste all of them! There are so man good ones but my favorite always ends up being the Honey Crisp!
All that apple tasting but me in the mood for one of my favorite bar cookies, Sour Cream Apple Bars. I first made them years ago when I was putting a dessert bar together for a large church event. Today’s recipe for Sour Cream Apple Bars may be my favorite sweet treat from that menu. It’s a perfect fall dessert recipe!
This bar has a creamy center thanks to the sour cream and a crispy top thanks to the nuts and oats. A perfect combination. The apples are shredded and mixed in with the sour cream layer. The first time I made it I peeled my apples but this last time I left the skin on. I didn’t notice any different in taste or texture so I’m leaving the skin on from now on.
I ate more than my share of these yummy things and then cut up the rest and gave them away so I wouldn’t eat any more. I used my favorite Honey Crisp apples but I’ve also made them with Granny Smith apples.
Next time you are in the mood for an apple pie, give these sour cream apple bars a try. They will totally satisfy your pie craving and they are easier to make!
Some of my other favorite bar cookies:
Some of my favorite kitchen tools I use to make sour cream apple bars:
Sour Cream Apple Bars Recipe
All the flavor of a delicious sour cream apple pie in a handy bar!
- 1 C butter softened
- 1 C firmly packed brown sugar
- 2 C uncooked quick cooking oats
- 1 C flour
- 1 C chopped pecans
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1 C sour cream
- 3/4 C sugar
- 2 Tbsp flour
- 1 egg
- 2 medium about 2 cups apples, unpeeled, shredded (I missed the unpeeled part and peeled mine)
Heat oven to 350 degrees
Combine butter and brown sugar in large bowl
Beat at medium speed until creamy
Add remaining crust ingredients and beat until well mixed
Press HALF of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 pan
Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown
While crust is baking combine the filling ingredients; mix well
Gently pour the filling over the hot, partially baked crust
Crumble the remaining crust mixture over the top of the fill and press down lightly
Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set
Cut into bars
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