Sour Cream Apple Bars

Sour Cream Apple Bars

Apple bars with a sweet, creamy apple filling layered between a crunchy oat crust and topping.

15 min. prep time
32 bars
12512 Ratings



1 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 cups uncooked quick-cooking oats
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup chopped walnuts
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice


1 cup sour cream
3/4 cup sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 medium (2 cups) apples, unpeeled, shredded


Heat oven to 350°F.

Combine butter and brown sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add all remaining crust ingredients; continue beating until well mixed.

Press half of crust mixture onto bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch baking pan. Bake 8-10 minutes or until light golden brown.

Combine all filling ingredients in bowl; mix well. Pour filling over hot, partially baked crust. Crumble remaining crust mixture over filling and press down lightly.

Bake 35-40 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Cool completely. Cut into bars. Store refrigerated.

Recipe Tip

Use any tart red apple. The red peel adds color to the sour cream filling.

Nutrition Facts (1 bar)

Calories: 180

Fat: 10g

Cholesterol: 25mg

Sodium: 95mg

Carbohydrates: 20g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Protein: 2g

Recipe #13913©2007Land O'Lakes, Inc.

Recipe Comments & Reviews

I LOVE this recipe just as it is! No changes at all just make sure you have a really good sweet/tart apple!
This recipe is actually the first best thing ive cooked, and I'm only 15.. trust me this is an bang on recipe
My family and I loved these bars! After reading other reviews, I peeled my apples and the filling turned out wonderful! I would of made them again the same week, but ... I ran out of sugar. ;)

I've made this recipe at least four times in the past two weeks, for church fellowship after worship and for Garden Club. I substituted ¼ cup of applesauce for part of the sugar in the sour cream layer (used ¼ c applesauce and ½ c sugar), and it was excellent. I peeled the apples but did not measure the quantity, and I'm sure there was at least 3 cups in every batch.
I made these today and they are fantastic! Great recipe!
This dessert was nothing less than spectacular!!! I added 1/2 tsp of salt and 1 extra tsp of cinnamon to the dry ingredients. I used 1 Gala and 1 Jona Gold apple, and the sweet tart combo rocked. You must give this one a try. I promise you won't be disappointed.
These bars are homey yet company-worthy. I substituted mashed banana for 1/4 of the butter and it worked wonderfully. The off-putting texture criticized in an earlier review is, in my opinion, due to the apple peels in the filling. Simply peel the apples before shredding for a creamier result.
I made this recipe for my book club group and they absolutely loved it! The recipe was easy to make and the bars were very moist and flavorful.
my grandma who is the best baker and never asks for my recipes wanted this one! it's SO GOOD and easy!
This recipe was okay. We usually love apple goodies but found the texture of this dessert a little odd. The bake time was longer than the recipe suggested also. Although the flavor was okay it was definitely not a "wow, I'll make that again".
This is absolutely wonderful!! It gets rave reviews anywhere you take it and everyone wants the recipe.
Yum-O! I am going to keep this recipe! :-
My husband loved these wonderful bars.Some of the guys that work with him had some and loved them too.I guess you would say a real man pleaser!!!I will make oftem now that I have fresh apples from Tennessee.

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