Apple Crisp Shortbread Bars

You're the apple
to my crumble.

Hello, lovely readers!
Shall we bake something with apples today?
The recipe I'm about to share 
is sure to make you and your tummy happy
because it's simply delicious!
Let's get to baking, my friends! 


For the crust:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup all-purpose flour

For the apple filling:
3 large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

For the crumble:
1/2 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter – softened

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees F 
and line an 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper. 

For the shortbread:
Add butter to your mixer and beat for 5 minutes.
Mix in the sugar, vanilla, and salt. 
Once combined, add in the flour and stir well. 
Press the mixture into the parchment lined pan 
and bake for 15 minutes.

In a bowl, combine the apples, 
flour, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg 
and stir until the apples are well coated.

In another bowl, 
mix flour, 3/4 cup brown sugar. 
Cut in the butter and mix until everything is combined.

After the shortbread has baked for 15 minutes,
remove from the oven 
and turn the temperature up to to 350 degrees F. 

Sprinkle half of the crumble over the short bread.
Add the sliced apples. 
Top the apples with the rest of the crumble.

Bake for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow to cool fully 
before placing in the fridge to set for at least 2 hours. 
Simply lift the parchment paper out of the pan
and slice into bars.
You can find the original recipe here.

Enjoy this delicious taste of autumn!

What is your favorite apple recipe?

Love and hugs to you, friends!
Have a beautiful day.


Sylvia said...

Oh my tummy,Stephanie, those look so good and easy to make.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Mmmmm- I'm sitting here drinking my morning coffee and wishing I had a piece of that goodie to go with!

Billie Jo said...

Hello Lovely Friend!
This looks absolutely divine!
We are studying apples this month, and are planning a visit an orchard.
Flynn will be thrilled try this out.
Thank you so for sharing!
My favorite apple recipe remains my mom's apple pie.
When I was in college, she would often send one back with me when I was home for the weekend.
My roommates were soooo happy!

Kerin said...

A terrific recipe for Autumn's bounty!
Thanks for sharing!

One of our daughter in loves text me yesterday and wanted an apple pie recipe. They are in California right now and went to an apple orchard to pick apples. This is such a wonderful and gorgeous time of year, and yummy treats like these sure put a smile on our faces :)

Warm wishes

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This looks fantastic and has my mouth watering. I need to make this for our ladies potluck once a month and for the small group Bible study I go to once a week.

This is such a 'fall' yummy thing to eat.

Thanks for sharing ~ FlowerLady

fiona said...

This looks so good Stephanie,

I hope there is some left :)

I like lots of things with๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ
it's hard to pick just one.

All Good Wishes x

Debbie Harris said...

Perfect recipe for this time of year.
Yesterday I was craving an apple crumble pie (my favorite apple treat) and thought the aroma of it baking would go right along with the changing out of summer decor to fall loveliness, and it was heaven scent. :}
Right in the middle of changing my decor I felt the need to take Cherry Delight out and enjoy the colors up valley, they were stunning! The weather was absolutely perfect.
Now today...my plan is to get down and dirty!! Iv'e slacked off way too long, those "dust bunnies" are calling me. :}

Thank you for always sharing your your amazing recipes with us.

Have a terrific day~

Tamago said...

Oh my, that looks so yummy! I love apples but am too lazy to even peel. I like to cut it and put in mixer (with skin on) to make a smoothie. Easy and tastes good :-)

Little Wandering Wren said...

That does look good! My favourite pudding of all is apple crumble with custard!
Wren x

Sherida Stewart said...

Oh, Stephanie! These look so good! I hoping to “put up” some apple butter this fall. Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

Creations By Cindy said...

Yum, these look so good. Thanks for the recipe. This is a must try. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Louca por porcelana said...

It looks scrumptious,I'd love a slice now!Thanks for the recipe!

Debbie Nolan said...

Those look absolutely delicious. I tend to love anything with apple. Favorite is a good apple pie. Hope you are enjoying these bars yourself. Have a beautiful day. Hugs!

Mrs. Chrissy T said...

Divinely yummy.

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

Oh my word, do these apple crisp shortbread bars look amazing! They sound like an apple pie, but in bar form. I just know I will love them and must make them soon. Maybe my Cissy would love to bake them with me!? I love a apple pie with a crumb topping, and I also love apple crumble. Thank you for sharing this lovely, Fall recipe with us. xx

Madison said...

Yum yum yum!!! This looks like such a promising recipe. :) I love anything apple. Thanks for sharing!
Madison | Breakfast at Madison’s

Cheryl said...

Oh, sweet friend! Apple crisp is one of my sweet hubby's favorite desserts, but he doesn't like the crumble that has oats in it, so I was SUPER excited to see that this one doesn't call for oats!! Hooray! I can't wait to make it for him. Thank you so much for sharing this. Sending love and hugs your way!

Marilyn McLeod @ Pink Paper Cottage said...

I bet everyones' mouths are watering!! Mine sure is. This looks devine... sigh....... I need some right now. I'm only cooking with almond flour and/or coconut flour these days.. have to watch that girlish figure and all that! can't eat regular wheat flour but may try these with the almond flour. The apples and sugar and cinnamon are the show stoppers here anyway! Yummmmy is all I can say! Thank you for sharing this with us! xoxoxo Marilyn

Vee said...

Oh I love squares and these sound and look especially moist and delicious. I have apples! If it is cooler tomorrow....

Ang Specht said...

This looks yummy. :) I'm sad summer is ending, but I do love fresh apples! We'll be making applesauce this week.

Lowcarb team member said...

Apples and Autumn just go so well together.
Many thanks for sharing the recipe here, we find this one good too :)


Hoping your week is going well, my good wishes

All the best Jan

sarah said...

these look scrumptious!!

Mari said...

Looks so good! Thanks for sharing!

Jill said...

These look delicious!! Definitely putting them on my to make list :-) Thank you for sharing!! Hope your week is off to a great start.


Astrids dragon said...

This reminds me of my Mom's Apfelkuchen, so delicious! I'll have to try your recipe to see how similar they are. Thank you for sharing it with us!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, these look delicious! Thanks for sharing, Stephanie! xo

mamasmercantile said...

Such a great recipe for the time of year. One of my favourite apple recipes is stuffed baked apples, delicious.

Debby Ray said...

YUM! These bars looks SO good...apple desserts always make me think of fall! Thanks for the recipe...HUGS!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Wow, Stephanie, your apple crisp bars look and sound so good. It's the perfect dessert for the fall and winter months. Thank you for the recipe to make them.
Julie xo

Jean | DelightfulRepast.com said...

Stephanie, delightful! I do so love the smell of something apple, anything apple, baking on a crisp autumn day!

Carla from The River said...

Yummy .. this looks so good and I love the dishes you did your photos on. I LOVE blue.

Golly, our teams are both trying to get in the Wildcard... but both are up and down. It sure has been a fun season.

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh My Goodness!! I live in apple country so at my house we all LOVE apple crisp. To have it in a bar cookie is just too good to be true. Once those fresh apples appear at the farm market I will be making these. Thanks for the sweet recipe, sweet girl!

Kim said...

Apple Crumble....looks delicious, sweet Stephanie. A slice right now with a cup of tea wouldn't go astray. =) I rather love hot apple pie with oodles of whipped cream or perhaps ice cream. Now I am really hungry.

Red Rose Alley said...

Stephanie, I think you're the best baker in blog land. The apple crisp shortbread bars look amazing. I love anything "apple" this time of year. And I also love shortbread - what a Yummy combination. You made this dessert look so nice served on the pretty blue plate.

Enjoy the rest of the September days, sweet Stephanie.

love, ~Sheri

krishna said...

Oh dear! you are an excellent baker!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that sounds delicious, I may have to make this for our life group get together :)

Lorrie said...

OOh, yum! This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing, Stephanie.

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I am SO making these! We went apple picking and I'm trying to use up a bushel of apples! I'm going to double this and freeze some. Looks SO SO good!

hobbyloes said...

Hi Stephanie, I love apple pie and am always happy with a new recipe.
I want to try new recipes every autumn, this one of you seems really great to me.
Whis you a blessed weekend ♥

Margie said...

This is the perfect treat for the apple season!

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