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Apfelstreuselkuchen | Apple Streusel Bars

Quick and easy Apfelstreuselkuchen is full of apple flavor and topped with buttery streusel. These bars are perfect for fall and easy to share!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 15 mins
Course: Afternoon Kaffee, Dessert
Cuisine: German
Keyword: apple, bars, Streusel
Servings: 24
Calories: 330kcal


  • Stand Mixer


Apple Filling

  • 750 grams apple peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 40 grams granulated sugar


  • 700 grams ap flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 400 grams granulated sugar
  • 440 grams butter room temperature
  • 1 lemon zest


  • Preheat the oven to 350 F or 325 F if baking on convection.
  • Place a rack in the center of the oven.

Apple Filling

  • Peel, core and chop the apples into 1/2" chunks.
  • Add apples, lemon juice, and sugar to a bowl and toss. Set aside.


  • Use the paddle attachment, on medium/low speed, to mix all dough ingredients in the bowl of a stand mixer until just combined.


  • Line a 9x13 pan with a 9 x 18 piece of parchment paper.
  • Spread 2/3 of the dough into the base of the pan.
  • Press firmly to pack the dough into the pan and use the bottom of a measuring cup or offset spatula to smooth it out.
  • Pour the apple mix over the base and spread evenly.
  • Crumble the remaining dough over the apples to create the streusel.

Bake and Serve

  • Bake on the middle rack for 1 hour. If not baking on convection, rotate the pan 180 degrees after 30 minutes to make sure it bakes evenly.
  • Check the bars after 45 minutes, if they seem to be getting dark, cover with a piece of foil and then bake for another 15 minutes.
  • Once baked, remove from the oven and leave to cool fully.
  • When the bars are cool, remove using the parchment paper and then slice into 24 squares.
  • Optionally serve with whipped cream or dust with powdered sugar.


Once cooled, the bars can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days. 


Calories: 330kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 53mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 76mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 1mg