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Apple Pie Bars with Crumb Topping

Quick recipe for a delicious bar made with cake mix and pie filling.
Author Marty's Musings


  • 1 18- oz pkg yellow cake mix
  • 1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats divided
  • 1 stick margarine softened, divided
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 to 3/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 1 egg
  • 1 21- oz can apple pie filling
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. While oven is heating, grease and flour a 9x13 inch pan.
  • In a large bowl combine cake mix, 6 tbs margarine, 1 cup of oats, cinnamon and nutmeg. Set aside 1 cup of this for the topping.
  • Add egg to the remaining mixture and mix well.
  • Press evenly into pan, pour pie filling over base and spread.
  • Take remaining topping and add 1/4 cup oatmeal, 2 tbs margarine and brown sugar.
  • Mix well and sprinkle over pie filling.
  • Bake for 35 minutes or until topping is a light golden brown.
  • If desired, serve with vanilla ice cream.


I put a little flour on my hands when I'm patting out the dough.