Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins

I came up with this recipe after making my adopted "Spring PAC 2008 " baby :),Crystal L.'s Cherry Crumb Bars. I thought this would make a great recipe for those who aren't really crazy about cherries,but still wanted a crumb topped bar. Thanks again Crystal L. :)Submitted to "ZAAR" on May 8th,2008

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees, while oven is heating grease and flour an 9 x 13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl combine cake mix, 6 Tablespoons margarine,1 cup of oats,cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3. Set aside 1 cup of this for the topping.
  4. To the remaining mixture add egg and mix well.
  5. Press evenly into pan, pour pie filling over base and spread evenly.
  6. Take remaining topping and add 1/4 cup of oatmeal, 2 Tablespoons of margarine,and brown sugar.
  7. Mix well, and sprinkle over apple pie filling.
  8. Bake for 35 minutes, or until topping is a light golden brown.
  9. If desired serve with vanilla ice cream.


Most Helpful

After seeing a photo of this recipe posted in the Community Cafe in a Recipe Promo, I knew I just had to make these bars. I was amazed how good these bars were. At first I thought the canned pie filling would be a bit too sweet, but I was wrong, and when I added the nutmeg, I did add the 3/4 teaspoon, which didn't seem to overpower the taste of the bars. I think the 3/4 teaspoon is just the right amount of spice. I did bake the bars for 35 mins., but noticed the bottom of the bars were a bit too dark, (but still very good) so next time I will decrease the amount of baking time. Thank you shapeweaver for posting this recipe. I look forward to making the Recipe #227206 .

Domestic Goddess May 30, 2009

Made this over the weekend. It was very good. The directions were unclear as to were to add the rest of the margarine so i added it to the batter (cake mix). It looked dry but to my surprise when it came out of the oven it was moist and tasted wonderful. Thank you and i will be making again.

Jules211 August 07, 2008

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