Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

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Obsession.

The domination of one’s thoughts or feelings by a persistent idea, image, desire, etc.” according to Dictionary.com

My obsession by idea:

– to finally find the perfect kind of coffee that will enable me to embrace every morning…

– to have 10 minutes during that morning when I can focus on what’s in my cup and not why is there a crayon drawing on the wall… again….

My obsession by image:

– this photo

– this cookware

My obsession by desire:

– to fill my closet with these dresses in anticipation of hot summer days

and…..

– to create another version of my delightful Sour Cream Crumb Bars.

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Just like with the Donut Muffins (by the way I am acquiring quite the collection of those here on CCS), I desperately wanted to make another version of my Sour Cream Crumb Bars. They were so good and so incredibly easy to make! It was simply time to add some fruit!

Spring is here (at least in theory…) and Summer will be here before we know it. There will be an abundance of fruit and wouldn’t it be nice to have a recipe or two to use them in? Glad you like my thinking. icon smile Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

I used strawberry pie filling in this recipe for a few reasons: I had an open can of it and because I don’t make pies, I was trying to find a way to use it; I am simply waiting for strawberries to get into their peak and the prices to dip so I can stock up on them. I will use fresh fruit in these bars and report back! Pinky promise! icon smile Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

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Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Yield: 8"x8" square pan, 16 squares

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Creamy sour cream filling and sweet strawberry pie filling encased in perfect brown sugar crust and crumb topping. Make this dessert to enjoy on a lazy afternoon or anytime you want easy, quick and delightful treat! Recipe adapted from my Sour Cream Crumb Bars CrunchyCreamySweet.com

Ingredients

    for the crust and crumb topping:
  1. 1/2 c unsalted butter, melted, cooled to room temperature
  2. 1/2 c light brown sugar
  3. 1 and 1/2 c all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  6. 1/4 tsp salt
  7. for the filling:
  8. 1 c strawberry (or any kind you like) pie filling
  9. 1/2 c sour cream
  10. 1/4 c granulated sugar
  11. 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  12. 1 egg
  13. 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Prepare the 8" square pan by greasing the sides and the bottom. Line with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  3. for the crust and topping:
  4. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add melted butter and mix until dough forms.
  6. Reserve about 3/4 c of the mixture for the topping.
  7. Press the remaining dough into prepared pan. Set aside.
  8. for the sour cream filling:
  9. Place all filling ingredients (except the pie filling) in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all combined.
  10. Pour over crust.
  11. Spoon the pie filling over the sour cream filling. Gently make few swirls with a spoon.
  12. Sprinkle with the topping mixture.
  13. Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
  14. Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.
  15. Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 3 days.

Notes

Use any pie filling you like. Let the bars cool to room temperature for easier cutting.

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xoxo,

Anna

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70 thoughts on “Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars

  1. Amazing flavor Anna! I am so partial to bars vs pies or cakes. They are so easy to cut and share. Love these.

  2. These are breathtaking! I’ve been on a strawberry kick and I can see it’s going to continue with these!

    • I am too! These bars are so fun to make and delicious to eat :) Thanks, Marcie!

  3. This is why I love spring! Desserts like this recipe, bursting with fresh flavors and happy colors.

  4. Loving your photos Anna! And I love strawberries in desserts. I just bought 2 pounds of them to eat up and now I think I have to bake with them too. :)

  5. If only I could make the perfect cup of coffee at home and not have to run to Starbucks every morning. I’m working on it. I think you succeeded on the perfect bar. These look amazing!

  6. Anna, you’ve got me obsessing about crumb bars! My stomach is begging me to make some, so I’m pretty sure some crumb bars will make an appearance soon in our home.

    • Yay! Let me know how it turns out! I have yet to make them with fresh strawberries! Thanks, Jennifer!

  7. Anna, PUHLEEEASE tell me you bought that dress! It’s SO adorable and would look so stinkin’ pretty on you! I want one for myself now! :)

    These crumb bars are simply amazing. I love how fresh the strawberries look and I can just taste them already!

    • Oh man, I am so close to buying it!!! Eeek! And they have more than just that one!! We are in trouble! lol

      Thanks, Hayley!

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  9. I can not wait for my local farm to open their you-pick strawberry season. Heck, to open the strawberry season not necessary for me to pick them. I;m definitely going to go crazy over these bars. They sound amazing Anna!
    p.s. I adore Vanessa’s photography and that Le Creuset set is a winner!

  10. Oh my Lawd!! These bars! I would love to attack that pan… no need to cut them into bars for me… it might look barbaric, but whatever! I want!

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  12. I made these this past weekend and they turned out absolutely incredible. Everyone was raving about them and there were no leftovers!
    I am going to try them again tonight. One batch with strawberry and rhubarb filling and one with blueberry.
    Thank you for sharing!

    • Yay! I love it! Thank you so much for giving it a try and letting me know you guys loved them! And your strawberry rhubarb version sounds fabulous! Thank you, Trish!

  13. It looks very delicious. How would I modify if using for frozen strawberries? I have an abundance of it. Thank you

    • Hi Lisa! Thank you so much for the question. You can absolutely try it with frozen strawberries. One thing to remember, they can sink a little into the sour cream filling during baking. I have readers tell me they used fresh strawberries with success, but they do sink into the filling. The pie filling (or you can try a strawberry jam) creates it’s own layer. Either way, I hope you will try these bars – we love them!

  14. These look INSANELY good! I can only imagine how well the sweet sour cream layer pairs with the strawberry pie filling, and that glorious crust… YUM!

  15. Hey Anna,
    I made them today and they are delicious!!!! I made few changes to your recipe depending on ingredients I had on hands , I used fresh blueberries, also I used 1 cup whole wheat flour and 1/2 cup almond meal, n swapped half amt of butter with coconut oil as I did not have enough butter! they are yummy and pretty much have to hide from husband so he does not eat them all in a day!

    • Oh my! I love it!!! Your changes sound amazing! I am so happy you got to enjoy these bars – they are a huge hit in our family every time I make them. I just shared another version of them! Thanks, Dhara!

  16. Hi Franck! That is so funny! I’ve made these bars so many times because they always disappear too fast! :) Maybe I should adjust the recipe to a bigger batch :) Thanks for the comment!

  17. Make sure you leave the strawberry pie filling separate when mixing the topping for the filling together. The directions say to first mix all the filling ingredients together and then a couple steps later to put the strawberry pie filling on top of the sour cream filling. My first time was just now and I already mixed the pie filling in with the sour cream mixture. Oops! Hoping it still turns out ok :)

  18. Last year I canned a bunch of strawberry pie filling and haven’t used much of it. This is the perfect way! I just pulled the bars out of the oven–I doubled the recipe in a 9×13 for our dinner party tonight. My whole house smells wonderful!

    • Yay! I love it! Thank you so much for trying the recipe and for letting me know, Kaylee!!

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