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Delicious crumb bars with a creamy sour cream and apple center!

Apple pie sour cream crumb bars stacked on top of each other.

With rain and cooler temperatures here in Utah, I can feel that fall is just around the corner. Fall is my favorite season. I love how the leaves change. I love the cooler sweater temperatures. And I especially love fall baking!

Apple and pumpkin are my favorite things to bake with. I would bake year round with them if I could. When I woke up this morning I wanted to bake a treat that had apples in it. I immediately wanted to bake my favorite recipe for crumb bars. These things are amazing. The sweet sour cream center is delicious and is my favorite part! Everything that I love about apple pie is in these bars. And my house smelled amazing like apple pie while they were baking! If you love apple pie, you will these delicious bars!

sour cream apple crumb bars stacked on top of each other.

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Apple Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

4 from 1 vote
By: Alyssa Rivers
Delicious crumb bars with a creamy sour cream and apple center!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings





  • Preheat oven to 375 and prepare an 8×8 square pan by lining with parchment paper and spraying with cooking spray.
  • 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.
  • Reserve 3/4 cup of the crust and press the remaining into the bottom of your 8×8 prepared baking pan.
  • 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.
  • In a medium sized bowl combine cinnamon and nutmeg. Coat the apples with the mixture and sprinkle apples evenly over sour cream mixture.
  • 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.


Calories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 46gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 277mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 2gSugar: 25gVitamin A: 498IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 64mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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About Alyssa Rivers

Alyssa Rivers is the author of 'The Tried and True Cookbook', a professional food photographer and experienced recipe-developer. Having a passion for cooking, her tried and true recipes have been featured on Good Morning America, Today Food, Buzzfeed and more.

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    1. I wouldn’t increase the number of apples unless you double the recipe! And yes, they can be frozen! Place them in an airtight container and they should last a couple of months in the freezer. Thaw them in the refrigerator overnight.

  1. Can you swap the fruit and not modify the recipe? For instance, I have a ton of blueberries, blackberries and raspberries that’d I’d love to use..?

    1. I haven’t tried it that way but that sounds delicious!! I think that is a great idea! I hope you love it and it turns out great for you! Let me know what you think! XOXO