Sour Apple Bars | Occasionally Crafty: Sour Apple Bars

Monday, July 2

Sour Apple Bars

The Fourth of July is coming up, and I've found the perfect treat to bring to that summer BBQ! My friend introduced me to these Sour Apple Bars that are sure to be a hit wherever you bring them. (The secret's in the sauce!)  These are also great in the fall when apples are aplenty!

Sour Cream Apple Bars

1 ½  C butter, softened
1 ½  C firmly packed brown sugar
3 C uncooked quick cooking oats
1 ½  C flour
1 C chopped pecans (optional)
1 ½  tsp baking soda
1 ½  tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp allspice
1 C sour cream
3/4 C sugar
2 Tbsp flour
1 egg
2 medium (about 2 cups) apples, unpeeled, shredded

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Combine butter and brown sugar in large bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add remaining crust ingredients and beat until well mixed.
Press HALF of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13 x 9 pan. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
While crust is baking combine the filling ingredients; mix well. Gently pour the filling over the hot, partially baked crust. Crumble the remaining crust mixture over the top of the fill and press down lightly.
Bake for an additional 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the center is set. Cool. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

What is your favorite potluck treat?

Update 10/15:  I'm sharing this at The CSI Project this week!



  1. You had me at "sour apple." Gosh these look good! Can't wait to try them.

  2. yum, just pinned it can't wait to bake it!

  3. this sounds amazing I have apples to use also! I hope you'll stop by and add this and any other posts you're proud of to my Wednesday What We Wore, Read, and Made Link party


  4. This sounds awesome! I LOVE apple dishes - Pinned!

  5. These look so delicious and easy! Thank you for sharing! :)


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