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With a cinnamon-pecan shortbread crust, a fresh apple pie filling, and a sweet maple glaze, these Apple Cobbler Bars are the perfect way to enjoy fall’s bounty!

Apple Cobbler Bars

I whipped up a rustic batter complete with some rolled oats, pecans, and plenty of comforting spices. Tucked inside the layers of sweet crust is my mom’s famous apple pie filling (and it couldn’t be easier to make!). Just a few simple ingredients create one of the tastiest desserts I’ve had in a long time!

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Apple Cobbler Bars 4

Apple Cobbler Bars

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes
Total: 1 hour
Servings 16


For the Crust and Topping:

For the Filling:

  • 3 cups thinly sliced peeled Granny Smith apples (I used 2 large apples)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

For the maple glaze:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon maple extract or vanilla extract if you don’t have maple


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease the bottom of an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan.
  • Using an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, cinnamon, nutmeg, oats, and pecans.
  • Gradually add flour mixture to butter mixture. Mix until combined. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, toss together all filling ingredients.
  • Spread about 1 ½ cups of the batter into the prepared pan. Top with filling. Drop remaining batter on top of apples.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.
  • When bars have cooled, combine glaze ingredients in a small bowl. Drizzle glaze on top of bars. Allow glaze to set before cutting into squares.
Author: The Seasoned Mom



Hey, I’m Blair!

Welcome to my farmhouse kitchen in the foothills of Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Inspired by local traditions and seasonal fare, you’ll find plenty of easy, comforting recipes that bring your family together around the table. It’s down-home, country-style cooking!

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  1. Thank you for linking up to Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday last week. As one of the co-hosts, I will be featuring your recipe on Tickle My Tastebuds Tuesday this week on my site, Detours in Life. Congrats! Please stop by and grab a feature button when you get a chance.

  2. these look incredibly delicious! I am going to have to try these because I have people around here who love all types of cobbler! This would be a new one for them to try 🙂

  3. I’ve never thought of putting apple cobbler into a bar form but I love this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

  4. These look delicious! I will definitely have to try these as my husband loves anything apple cobbler. Pinned! Thank you for linking up with us at the Merry Monday Link Party!

  5. Blair, these sound great! Thanks for sharing, your post was the most viewed and will be featured in this week’s What’d You Do This Weekend! Pinning 🙂

  6. I adore apple deserts and this one looks perfect. I could happily eat a slice or two right now! This has been featured as one of my favourites over at Sweet and Savoury Sunday. Stop by, grab a button and link up again with us this week. Have a great day!