• Cooking Time: 30 to 35 minutes
  • Servings: 6 to 8
  • Preparation Time: 15


  • Filling:
  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 3 large apples, Mac's, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, or halves
  • pinch of salt
  • Crust:
  • 1 cup unbleached flour
  • 1/4 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup large flake oats
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • Preheat oven 350º.
  • Prepare a 9 X 9" baking pan. Line with parchment on bottom and butter the pan well.
  • Filling:
  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat, add pecans and toast until golden.
  • Add apples, brown sugar, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt cook, stirring often.
  • When the apples are golden and tender and caramelize, about 8 to 10 minutes.
  • Put in a small bowl and let cool.
  • Crust:
  • In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, brown sugar and oats.
  • Stir in melted butter.
  • Take 1 1/2 cups of oat mixture and press evenly into bottom of prepared pan.
  • Spoon filling over crust, spreading evenly.
  • Crumble remaining oat mixture over filling.
  • Bake bars for 30 to 35 minutes, until topping is golden brown.
  • Let cool on a wire rack to room temperature, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  • Remove bars from baking pan, and cut into bars.
  • Keep bars in an airtight container in the fridge.


In surfing around I came across these bars at Cookie Pie's blog. They are well worth making.

Categories: Bar 

Author Credit: Cookie Pie's blog

Website Credit: http://canadianbakertoo.blogspot.com/2010/01/oatmeal-apple-pie-bars.html

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