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Bourbon Apple Bars

Bourbon Apple Bars feature a rich, spicy and sweet apple filling on top of a buttery crumb crust and a streusel topping.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Author Good Living Guide


Crust Ingredients

Apple Filling Ingredients

Streusel Ingredients


  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
  2. Line an 8 in square baking dish with parchment paper. Set aside.

Crust Directions

  1. In a medium bowl stir the melted butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt together.
  2. Slowly add the flour to the mixture stirring to blend all the ingredients together.
  3. Using your hands, press the mixture into the baking pan.
  4. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.

Apple Filling Directions

  1. In a large bowl add the sliced apples, flour, sugar, bourbon, cinnamon and nutmeg.

  2. Continue working with the apples until they are well coated. Set aside.

Streusel Directions

  1. Begin adding the oats, brown sugar, cinnamon, and flour in a medium bowl.
  2. Whisk all ingredients together until they are mixed well.
  3. Slowly begin to work the butter into the dry ingredients. Using your hands to work with the mixture until it looks like crumbs. Set aside.
  4. Remove the crust from the oven. Set aside.
  5. Increase the temperature of the oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Begin to make a thin layer of apples on the baked crust. Put the apple slices close together pressing them down into the crust.
  7. Sprinkle the streusel on top of the apples.
  8. Return to the oven and bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. (Streusel should be a golden brown)
  9. Take the baked streusel from the oven. Set it aside to cool for 20 minutes at room temperature.
  10. Transfer to the refrigerator for 2 hours to chill.
  11. Remove the bars from the baking pan and cut into bars.