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Rye Apple Crumble Bars

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These autumn-festive apple bars feature a buttery wholegrain shortbread base, perfectly spiced apple filling and finish off with a fantastic crumbled oat streusel, with the distinct earthy flavour of wholegrain rye. They are egg-free and sweetened with coconut sugar, so it's refined-sugar free too. The recipe is rather easy and very delicious, the best part is that you can customize it to your taste. Add some raisins, cranberries or pecans that you think compliment the apples and for an even nuttier and deeper caramelized flavour, replace the browned butter for regular one.

Shortbread CrustApple FillingCrumble Topping
  • 60 g Wholegrain rye flour
  • 120 g Wholegrain spelt flour
  • 50 g Coconut sugar
  • A large pinch of sea salt
  • 110 g Unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 2 Large apples, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp White spelt flour
  • 2 tbsp Coconut sugar
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1/3 tsp Allspice powder
  • 1 tbsp Lemon juice
  • Dulce de leche, to serve, optional
  • 90 g Rolled oatmeal
  • 30 g Coconut sugar
  • 70 g Wholegrain rye flour
  • 1 large pinch of sea salt
  • 90 g Unsalted butter, softened
  1. To make crust: Whisk together the flours, sugar and salt in a mixing bowl. Add in the softened butter and vanilla and mix until thoroughly combined. Using your hands, press the dough evenly into the bottom of a 28x24cm rectangular pan. Chill the crust for 30 minutes.
  2. To make filling: Quarter the apples and scoop out seeds and core. Slice the apple quarters with a mandoline slicer to get ultra paper thin slices (or slice by hand, cutting as thin as possible). Combine the sliced apples, spelt flour, coconut sugar, cinnamon, and allspice together in a large bowl until all of the apples are evenly coated. Set aside.
  3. To make topping: In a food processor add the oatmeal, sugars, flours and salt. Process until the oatmeal is partially ground. Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the softened butter, stirring with your hands. Squeeze the dough as you mix to create small crumbly bits. Set aside. Preheat oven to 180C/350F.
  4. To assemble the bars: Take the crust out from the fridge. Spread the prepared apple filling over the shortbread crust and top with the crumble topping. Bake the bars for 40-45 minutes, until golden brown, rotating the pan halfway for even baking.
  5. Leave the crumble bars in the pan until they are completely cool, then cut them into slices. Serve with dulce de leche. They are best enjoyed the day they're made, but will keep in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

© 2022 |

© 2022 |


Brian's Home Blog 30/9/22 01:11

Those look delicious, I could try a plate or two!

Tom 30/9/22 01:19

...this looks like a tasty fall treat.

My name is Erika. 30/9/22 01:36

These are making me hungry. Yum...yum...yum. These look so good. Happy Friday to you!

J.P. Alexander 30/9/22 03:16

Gracias por la receta. Se ve muy rico. Te mando un beso.

roentare 30/9/22 06:16

The crust looks crunchy and fluffy too. So good!

Paola 30/9/22 06:49

Davvero molto molto invitante! Le tue ricette sono sempre super.

Valentina 30/9/22 07:18

So interesting (and delicious!) to combine rye with this sweet apple treat. I love it! :-) ~Valentina

Lola Martínez 30/9/22 08:34

Las crumbles me gustan mucho como postre, pero también como merienda. Esa combinación de harinas no la he probado y junto a la manzana, que es una fruta que nunca falta en casa, me parece deliciosa.
Un beso.

DEZMOND 30/9/22 14:07

I do love apfel caramel combo a lot, especially now the Fall has started! I am on the hunt for new Schoegettens with new Autumn flavours :)

Anonymous 30/9/22 14:09

YUMMY! Perfect autumn dessert.. Bernadette,

Anonymous 30/9/22 14:12

This apple creation looks amazing and I love that you can add cranberries to make this for Thanksgiving

gluten Free A_Z Blog 30/9/22 14:13

@Anonymous It's judee forgot to add it to the above post

Mijú 30/9/22 15:04

Que estupenda.
Y con la manzana que buena.
1 saludito

Rainbow Evening 30/9/22 15:31

love to try it... look tasty

Kitchen Riffs 30/9/22 15:55

This looks wonderful! So appropriate for the season. Neat use of rye, too. Thanks!

Bill 30/9/22 21:01

Looks good and tasty.

Julie 1/10/22 06:49

Love these crumble bars, Angie.. Apple would add to the tastes, yummy!!

Rose world 1/10/22 08:45

This look delicious!! I like crumble bars!! Tasted apple crumble and lemon crumble before.

savorthebest 1/10/22 17:58

That rye sounds delicious with apples.

David 1/10/22 22:16

Angie, You had my attention with just the words streusel, shortbread and apples! Great looking and sounding treat! Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Federica Simoni 2/10/22 15:19

Deliziose queste barrette alle mele😋😋😋

foodtravelandwine 2/10/22 19:34

This recipe is telling FALL!! beautiful and delicate at the same time!!..... ...Abrazotes, Marcela

eileeninmd 3/10/22 19:05

Yum, I love anything with apples. Thanks for another great recipe.
Have a great day!

Eva Taylor 3/10/22 22:28

Apple desserts are a favourite in my house, such warming fall flavours. Love that they are refined sugar free, really nice.

The Yum List 5/10/22 02:00

Bet these would make a great snack.

tigerfish 11/10/22 23:54

Grapes, apples....autumn is here :)

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Angie's Recipes 18/10/22 19:39

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