Craving both cookies and pie? A classic crumb bar is just what you need! It's got a tender, sweet, cookie base; real fruit filling; and toothsome, oaty crumbs on top. It's more portable than pie and more satisfying than a cookie. What to do when your favorite fruit is out of season? Make your way to your supermarket's frozen fruit aisle. Since frozen fruit has been picked at peak ripeness, it's reliably sweet and delicious and often a better value than fresh.
Recipe courtesy of Samantha Seneviratne
Apple-Raspberry Crumb Bars
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
24 bars
Level:
Easy
Total:
2 hr 45 min
Active:
45 min
Yield:
24 bars
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9-inch square baking pan and line it with parchment paper, leaving a 2-inch overhang on two sides. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. In a medium bowl, beat the butter and the brown sugar with an electric mixture on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg. Spread about two-thirds of the batter evenly over the bottom of the prepared pan with an offset spatula. Bake the bottom crust until it is golden brown, 24 to 26 minutes. Mix the remaining batter with the oats and set aside. 

Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, combine the apples, raspberries and sugar and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is bubbling and the fruit has broken down, 5 to 6 minutes. In a small bowl, mix about 3 tablespoons of the fruit mixture with the cornstarch until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture to the fruit and simmer for another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove the jam from the heat and let cool slightly. 

Top the bottom crust with the fruit and spread it out evenly. Top the fruit with the oat crumb mixture, squeezing it to make some larger clumps. Bake until the top is golden brown, 28 to 32 minutes. Transfer the pan to a rack to cool completely. Using the parchment, lift out the entire bar mixture and place it on a cutting board. Cut into squares.

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Homemade Granola Bars

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Granola Bars

Recipe courtesy of Alton Brown

Fabulous Focaccia

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Dark Chocolate Crumb Bars

Recipe courtesy of Nestle

Cranberry Pomegranate Crumb Bars

Recipe courtesy of Valerie Bertinelli

Oaxaca Fudge Bars with Cashew-Crumb Topping

Recipe courtesy of Camilla Saulsbury

Apple Crumble Bars

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Trending Videos 6 Videos

Plaster Chocolate Cake 05:58

This cake is so rich and creamy that Raiza Costa wants to plaster the world with it.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking