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Sour Cream Apple Bars


  • 2 cups quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • Filling:
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Preheat oven to 350º F and line a 9×13-inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Cream together butter and sugars in a large bowl or mixer until fluffy and lightened in color.
  3. Add in oats, flour and walnuts, then mix in baking soda, cinnamon, salt, nutmeg and allspice until combined.
  4. Pour 1/2 crust mixture into lined baking dish and use your hands or a flat-bottomed surface to press crust into an even layer.
  5. Place baking dish in oven and bake for 10 minutes, or until lightly browned.
  6. While crust is pre-baking, whisk together sour cream, sugar, egg, honey and vanilla extract in a large bowl, then mix in shredded apples.
  7. Pour mixture over baked bottom crust and spread into an even layer, then top with remaining crumble mixture, pressing gently, so it adheres to filling layer.
  8. Place in oven and bake for 35 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Cover with aluminum foil if topping is browning too quickly.
  9. Remove from oven and let cool completely before serving.
  10. Enjoy!

Recipe adapted from Land O Lakes