Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Crumb-Topped Apple Bars

Crumb-Topped Apple Bars from Baking Chez Moi on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was more a bar than a cookie. A thick slab of shortbread-y base partially baked, then topped with apples (and dried cranberries), and then topped with more of the shortbread (this time clumped to make a crumble topping) makes for a simple (despite its multi-step process) and perfect-for-the-fall dessert!

Dorie Greenspan Crumb-Topped Apple Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comI made this over Thanksgiving weekend when I was on my own at home (editing for the win…) so I made 1/2 of the recipe. I used a loaf tin which made it easy – the base was the correct thickness and the apples and crumble were held in place (I vaguely toyed with the idea of trying to make 1/s in a regular square tin but wondered about the topping falling off…).

Tuesdays with Dorie Crumb-Topped Apple Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comI *loved* this. A lot. It actually reminded me of a Sara Lee Apple Danish – in a good way! I took most of it over to neighbours to share but saved two pieces for myself (it made 6 longer “bars” as opposed to squares) and it was even good the next day – reheated in a microwave with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. I’ll be making this again, for sure – and I can see all sorts of possibilities for other fruits here too….

Get the recipe for Dorie’s Crumb-Topped Apple Bars on p 59 of Dorie’s Cookies.


Dorie's Cookies on eatlivetravelwrite.com



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10 Responses to Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Crumb-Topped Apple Bars

  1. Cakelaw October 17, 2017 at 16:43 #

    This was a great recipe. I was wondering how I could halve the recipe and gave up because , I couldn’t decide what tine might work. However, I don’t think the recipients of these bars were sad at the number.

    • Mardi Michels October 17, 2017 at 20:01 #

      Ha! Had I not halved the recipe, I’d have eaten the lot!

  2. Geoff October 17, 2017 at 17:44 #

    Was the topping crunchy? Often at restaurants these days you order say apple crumble or similar but the topping is never crunchy.

    • Mardi Michels October 17, 2017 at 20:00 #

      Yes it was crunchy because it was essentially baked shortbread dough 🙂 SO good!

  3. Diane Zwang October 17, 2017 at 19:54 #

    I made these for a party and they were a big hit. Good luck with the book.

  4. Summer October 18, 2017 at 12:53 #

    They look so delicious with the juice oozing out. Scrumptious! I ran out of time to make these but now I want to after reading your post.

    • Mardi Michels November 8, 2017 at 06:11 #

      Not so much juice oozing out at all actually – luckily as they were sort of falling-apart-y as it was!

  5. Tami October 19, 2017 at 01:02 #

    Just when I finally got round to buying Baking Chez Moi – I have another book to add to my wish list 🙂

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