These easy Apple Crumble Bars taste like a Dutch apple pie with a sweet oatmeal cookie topping and an apple cherry filling. They’re easy to make and easy to serve.


Filling – dried apples  – dried cherries  – apple cider – light-brown sugar – ground cinnamon Oatmeal Cookie Base and Topping – rolled oats – all-purpose flour – light-brown sugar – ground cinnamon – baking soda – salt – unsalted butter

Preheat the oven to 375°F. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking dish or line with aluminum foil.

Prepare filling: In a large saucepan, simmer apples, cherries, and cider, stirring occasionally, until fruits are softened and plump, about 5 minutes.

Whisk together oats, flour, ¾ cup brown sugar, 1 teaspoon cinnamon, baking soda, and salt, in a large bowl. Cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until you have pea sized crumbles.

Press 3 ½ cups of the oat mixture into the bottom of the prepared dish Spread fruit filling on top, leaving a ¼-inch border on all sides. Sprinkle the remaining oat mixture on top.

Bake until golden brown, about 30 minutes. Let cool in baking dish on a wire rack completely before cutting.

Cut into 24 bars. Bars can be stored in an airtight container for up to 3 days