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Sour Cream Apple Bars

Sour Cream Apple Bars

Sour Cream Apple Bars
Sour Cream Apple Bars

Is anyone else obsessed with those little check-out stand cookbooks? I’ve been collecting them for years and have tons of them. I find some of my best recipes in those cookbooks, like these Sour Cream Apple Bars that I found in the Land O Lakes Recipe Collection from 2007. I have an apple cake recipe that I’ve been making forever (can’t believe I never shared that recipe on the blog – coming soon), and was looking for something a little different. A few days ago I came across this apple bar recipe, and had to give it a try. I slightly adapted the recipe, using pecans instead of walnuts. I hate to admit this, but I actually like these bars more than my apple cake. I love the creamy apple filling in the center and that bit of crunch from the oat crust and topping. This recipe is a keeper for sure!

Sour Cream Apple Bars
Sour Cream Apple Bars

Sour Cream Apple Bars

About a Mom
4.91 from 10 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Cooling 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 24

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

Filling:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Land O Lakes® Egg
  • 2 medium 2 cups apples, unpeeled, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining crust ingredients; continue beating until well mixed.
  • Press half of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; mix well. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Crumble remaining crust mixture over filling and press down lightly.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!

You’ll want to store these bars in the refrigerator. I recommend serving them warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Enjoy!

Sour Cream Apple Bars

Sour Cream Apple Bars

About a Mom
4.91 from 10 votes

Ingredients
  

Crust:

  • 1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter softened
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice

Filling:

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 Land O Lakes® Egg
  • 2 medium 2 cups apples, unpeeled, shredded

Instructions
 

  • Heat oven to 350°F. Combine butter and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining crust ingredients; continue beating until well mixed.
  • Press half of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13×9-inch baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.
  • Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; mix well. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Crumble remaining crust mixture over filling and press down lightly.
  • Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.
Tried this recipe?Let us know how it was!
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  • One of my favorite cookbooks was one of those checkout books, but mine was a Halloween themed book. I swear, I’ve used that book more than any other book I own! I just make the chicken-wild rice casserole from that Halloween book last night. The apple bars look fantastic, I’m going to bookmark the recipe and make it this week!

  • Those look DELICIOUS!!! With a hint of fall in the air these days (chilly temps), these will be perfect!! My family loves apple desserts!

  • 5 stars
    These look wonderful. My daughter just came back from apple picking with her boys and asked if I had any apple recipes. 🙂 I’m sending her this link. Thanks so much for sharing and I’m looking forward to your Apple Cake recipe.
    Carol L

  • Wow.. these look and sound so delicious. Good call on pecans instead of walnuts. (I’m not a fan of walnuts) . I’m having guests over this weekend and I’m going to try this. Its great because I can make them a day ahead.

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