Spiced Apple and Mixed Fruit Crumble Bars

Spiced Apple & Mixed Fruit Crumble Bars Recipe

Spiced Apple & Mixed Fruit Crumble Bars Recipe

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Prep Time: 30 mins

Cook Time: 30-40 mins

Yield: 12 bars

Autumn comfort food at its best! Thinly sliced apples spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger, topped with dried mixed fruit sandwiched between two coat crumble slices.


  • 200g (7oz) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 200g (7oz) unsalted butter, softened
  • 250g (9oz) light brown sugar
  • 120g (4oz) rolled oats
  • 300g (10½oz) apples
  • 4 tbsp cornflour (cornstarch)
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 175g (6oz) mixed fruits (or substitute with whatever fruit you like. e.g. apple and cranberries would be awesome too!)


  1. Preheat the oven to 170℃/325℉/Gas Mark 3, and line a 22 x 31cm (9 x 12½in) tray with baking parchment.
  2. Sift the flour, baking powder and salt into a large bowl, add the butter and rub together until the consistency of breadcrumbs, then stir in the sugar and rolled oats. If you prefer, you can mix together the dry ingredients with the butter in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, then stir in the sugar and oats by hand. After mixing, press half the mixture into the prepared tray, set aside.
  3. Peel and core the apples, then cut into thin slices and mix together with the cornflour (cornstarch) and ground spices. Place the spice-coated apple slices in lines on the top of the oat mixture in the base of the tray, then sprinkle over the mixed fruit. Spoon the remaining mix over the apples and mixed fruits and press down gently.
  4. Place in the oven and bake for 30-40 minutes or until the mixture is golden brown. Allow to cool completely in the baking tray before cutting into slices to serve.


As an optional extra, I decided to sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on the top oat mixture layer before placing in the oven to give that extra cinnamon kick.

Recipe Source:

Adapted from Cake Days book


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  1. says

    “Crumble”… it could be my favorite dessert word ever. Anytime I hear that or “streusel”, my ears perk up and I get excited. It’s the best!! And these bars look INSANE, Lisa. Love apple + crumble… it’s totally droolworthy!

  2. says

    Now they look like just the thing to eat with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fire. I am bookmarking this recipe as it sounds delicious and I’m always looking for extra apple inspiration at this time of year.

  3. says

    Fruit crumble bars…what’s not to LOVE about these?!!! Apple filling alone makes me smile…and these would taste fantastic with so many other fruit combos1 Great treat!

  4. says

    That’s so unfair that I get to have all these comfort food cravings while here the sun is shining bright and summer’s on the way! :) I better get cooking this deliciousness soon before it gets too hot. I just love anything apple-y so much, it’s an addiction.