Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

Some desserts I make on my blog that I hope everyone will try… this is one of them!  I love my cherry pie bars but these were fantastic.  They were baked to perfection and I loved the strawberry pie filling swirled throughout in the sour cream.   They were so easy to make and that first bite was so creamy and delicious that it gave me hope that spring… and summer is coming!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 2 stars
Review:  You can use any pie filling that you would like in these!  They would be yummy with cherry or even blueberry!  These are easy to make and I know you will love them just like we did!
Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars
  • 1/2 c butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1/2 c light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 c strawberry pie filling (or any kind you would like)
  • 1/2 c sour cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1.  Preheat oven to 375 and prepare an 8×8 square pan by lining with parchment paper and spraying with cooking spray.
2.  Make the crust by whisking together in a medium bowl the flour, brown sugar, baking soda, baking powder and salt.  Add the melted butter.  The dough will be crumbly but make sure all of the butter is incorporated.
3.  Reserve 3/4 cup of the crust and press the remaining into the bottom of your 8×8 prepared baking pan.
4.  For the sour cream filling, mix together in a large bowl the sour cream, sugar, 1 Tbsp flour, egg, and vanilla.  Pour over the crust in your 8×8 pan.
5.  Spoon your pie filling over the sour cream and gently swirl with the sour cream filling with a spoon.
6.  Sprinkle your reserved 3/4 cup crust over the top and bake for 25-28 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool completely and serve into squares.  Store in the refrigerator up to 3 days. 🙂
Recipe adapted from Crunchy Creamy Sweet


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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Oh my goodness, I love anything with a crumb on top, but strawberry. oh my. these look so amazing!

  2. Those look amazing, cannot wait to try 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  3. OMG…these bars sound amazing! I must try them out asap!

  4. Oh my goodness! Love these! Pinning 🙂

  5. Crunchy Creamy Sweet says:

    Hi Alyssa! Thank you for trying the recipe and linking up! It’s one of our favorites. 🙂 Glad you enjoyed it!

  6. Trish - Mom On Timeout says:

    These look delicious Alyssa and your picture is GORGEOUS!

  7. Bobbie says:

    you could use coconut flour & make it gluten free! 🙂

  8. Your photos are stunning Alyssa!

  9. These look amazing…can’t wait to try them! Pinning 🙂

  10. These look delicious! How should they be stored though?

  11. Christy {The Girl Who Ate Everything} says:

    This look so good right now!

  12. These sound awesome Alyssa! Yum; pinning!

  13. kristi dominguez says:

    Holy YUM, Alyssa!! These look amazing.

  14. Melissa @ No. 2 Pencil says:

    These are beautiful! Can’t wait to try them!!!!

  15. These look delicious! Perfect for summer!

  16. Stephanie says:

    I just made these tonight – what a coincidence! I agree that they were super easy to throw together and while I knew they were going to taste good (I pride myself on recognizing deliciousness when I see it), I was a little surprised at just how tasty they were. Yum!

  17. James and Tiff says:

    If I wanted to use fresh strawberries could I substitute straight across for the pie filling?

    • Vera Schlabach says:

      I made these tonight with chopped fresh strawberries and they were good but not out of this world. The strawberries blended alot more with the sour cream stuff so it definitly didn’t look like the photo above. I think next time I would thicken the strawberries a little bit. Overall I think it was still a good easy recipe!

  18. These look absolutely over the moon amazing! I saw your recipe in Michele’s round-up at The Scrap Shoppe. Off to pin, then check out the rest of your blog.

    Jenn/Rook No. 17

  19. Ok, you win: I will try this! But….can you help me? I can’t find any pie filling where I live (in Italy) so how can I replace it? Just diced strawberries or I need to cook them previously? Mmmm…I’m looking forward to taste these bars!

  20. I made these with cherry pie filling. Soooooo good!!!!! Im making them now with strawberry!

  21. These look lovely! I just finished dessert but I think I could eat one…or 10 of these.

  22. munchkin says:

    looks yummy and the sour part is nice

  23. Clare-Helen says:

    I had some peaches that were so ripe they were about to spoil so I just made these with some homemade peach pie filling and I am waiting for them to come out of the oven. I just know they are going to be incredible! Thanks for the great recipe!

  24. Brenda Hudson says:

    Wish you had a print option for your recipes. Don’t want to waste all the ink on pictures that I don’t need to cook!

    • I do have a print option now that I have moved to WordPress. The problem is I have to go back to all of my old recipes and reformat them into a recipe card with print option. Just haven’t gotten to this one yet. 🙂

  25. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve made these bars (by request) since June. If I had to guess I’d say at least 5 times. I also used the crumb topping on top of fresh peaches to make a peach crumble. Delish!

  26. Maria Laura Ortiz says:

    I did this and it was perfect and delicious. I loved it.

  27. Could not get the recipe to print legibly for me. Should I be do something besides pinning on Pinterest?

  28. Just finished baking these delicious looking Sour Cream Filled Bars! 🙂

  29. My crust was soggy, should I pre bake crust first? Other than that they are great bars.

  30. It’s a pity you don’t have a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this outstanding blog! I guess for now i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my
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  31. Thank you so much. I have to admit to going through your site and favoriting a lot of your recipes. We are making a dessert buffet for a wedding, and your ideas are great!

  32. YUM!!! I’d love for you to share this at my Saturday Dishes Link Party this weekend! It’s a themed link up & this week’s theme is Memorial Day & Grilling! Feel free to share other old or new posts that fit the theme as well if you have them! (:


  33. Made these and did not have baking soda so I subed baking powder for it and removed the salt bc baking powder is a little salty in itself. Came out jiggly. Hopefully it will set more after it cools completely. Anyone else have any issues?

  34. I just took this out of the oven! I made it so my residents can have it for breakfast in a few hours. Looks great and smells amazing! Very easy recipe that I plan to make at home.


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