Crispy, crunchy streusel meets apple pie in these simple autumnal dessert bars. To top things off, these bars get a salted caramel drizzle resulting in a show-stopping fall dessert that's bursting with flavor. Serve with ice cream and the whole pan is sure to disappear quickly.

Anna Theoktisto

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Credit: Photographer: Jennifer Causey Food Stylist: Rishon Hanners Prop Stylist: Christina Daley

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
16
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Ingredients

Crumble
Filling
Additional Ingredient

Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13- x 9-inch baking pan with baking spray, and line pan with parchment paper.

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  • Prepare the Crumble: Stir together flour, oats, brown sugar, pecans, cinnamon, and baking soda in a large bowl until combined. Stir in melted butter until combined.

  • Firmly press 4 cups of the Crumble mixture into bottom of prepared pan to form a crust; reserve remaining Crumble mixture for use in Step 4. Bake crust in preheated oven 10 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, prepare the Filling: Fold together apples, brown sugar, flour, and cinnamon until combined. Spoon over warm crust, and firmly pat apples down to create an even layer. Sprinkle with remaining Crumble mixture.

  • Bake at 350°F until crust is golden brown and apples are tender, 55 to 65 minutes, covering loosely with aluminum foil as necessary to prevent excess browning. Let cool completely before slicing, about 3 hours. Drizzle with salted caramel topping or sauce, if desired.

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