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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Anna

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  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    They look wonderful! And I happen to have a huge tub of sour cream on hand :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Averie!

  • http://www.wearenotmartha.com wearenotmartha

    I’m obsessed with all things strawberry and these look out of this world amazing!!! Also, that dress is beautiful :)

    Sues

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I know, right? We all need these bars and the dresses :) Thanks, Sues!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

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

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Absolutely! Thanks, Paula!

  • http://twitter.com/grandbabycake Jocelyn

    Those look so unbelievable! I love spring desserts with gorgeous berries like those.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jocelyn!

  • marcie @ flavor the moments

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

    • CrunchyCreamySw

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

  • http://twitter.com/tasteandtell Deborah Harroun

    I am seriously drooling right now!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Thank you so much, Deborah!

  • http://twitter.com/HeartfeltHome24 Danielle

    Spring and strawberry season is here! Yay! These bars look so good! : )

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! :) Thanks, Danielle!

  • Nicole

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

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Me too! Thanks, Nicole!

  • domesticfits

    Those look glorious, and that crust looks fantastic :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I looooove the crust! Best I’ve ever had! Thanks, Jackie!

  • http://justforfoodies.blogspot.com/ Colette

    I have some strawberries that need a purpose. Guess what they’re going to be?

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol Let me know how it goes, Colette! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/SallysBakeBlog Sally

    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. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I love baking with strawberries! Thanks, Sally!

  • http://www.bestofthislife.com/ Emily // The Best of this Life

    Strawberries would make the perfect pairing in these bars! Delicious as usual Anna!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Emily!

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    Crumb bars never cease to please, love the strawberry and sour cream combo!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Laura!

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    Anna, these bars look so irresitible! What a lovely spring/summer treat. Your photos are beautiful, too!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you so much, Georgia!

  • http://twitter.com/stephmwise stephanie wise

    LOVE the combo of strawberries and sour cream! Mmm mm mm mm mmmm. :)

    Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Stephanie!

  • http://twitter.com/JuanitasCocina Juanita’s Cocina

    I am definitely obsessed with these. *want*

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you! :)

  • http://twitter.com/BakerByNature Ashley

    I have been oohing and ahhing at every-single-picture in this post!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thanks, Ashley!

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    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!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I hear ya! Thanks, Jennie!

  • http://tartineandapronstrings.com/ Jen Laceda

    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.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! I have been obsessed with them too :) Thanks, Jen!

  • Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    These are gorgeous bars and photos, Anna! WOW!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Carol!

  • Tracy

    OMG your pictures are amazing.. and I must make these

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Aww, thank you so much, Tracy!

  • http://www.facebook.com/jennifer.essad Jennifer Essad

    mmmmm, we have fresh strawberries on the counter, I will be baking this recipe tonight!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/hayleyparker08 Hayley Parker

    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!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      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!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    lol Thanks, Bunny!

  • http://curryandcomfort.blogspot.com/ Curry and Comfort

    I am also obsessed with that cookware. :) But I think I would be just as happy to eat two of these bars. :)

  • Monica

    This looks delicious! Strawberries are my favorite things to put in a dessert (:

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  • http://dashoffaith.blogspot.com/ Ronja @ a dash of faith

    Crumbs bars have been on my mind for weeks now and the combination of strawberries and sour cream in crumb bars sounds just amazing. These have to happen soon!

  • Roxana GreenGirl

    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!

  • http://kirantarun.com/food Kiran @ KiranTarun.com

    LOVE your signature photography style, Anna. These bars are so dreamy :)

  • http://twitter.com/Diethood Kate Pet

    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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  • Gina Walker

    Made this today and it was so yummy, thank you~~
    and gave you a shout-out on my blog because it was so good:
    http://koreanmutt.blogspot.com/

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oh how fabulous, Gina! Thank you! Off to check them out!

  • http://twitter.com/familystylefood familystyle food

    Ohhhh, my. I love the idea of these, and want to actually devour one (or a few :)

  • Trish Kernen

    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!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      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!

  • lisa

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

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      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!

      • lisa

        Good to know. I will try and let you know soon.

  • http://www.brighteyedbaker.com/ Alexandra

    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!

  • Dhara

    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!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      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!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    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!

  • Becky

    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 :)

  • Kaylee

    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!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

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