Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars - The best crumb bars you'll ever have! Creamy sour cream filling and sweet strawberry pie filling makes them irresistible!
Crumb Bars are one of my favorite easy desserts to make. We love my Cherry Pie Crumb Bars as well as the Pumpkin Pie Bars.
STRAWBERRY PIE SOUR CREAM CRUMB BARS
Today I am sharing another version of my Sour Cream Crumb Bars. They are so good and so incredibly easy to make! It was simply time to add some fruit! Whether it's the strawberry season or you are simply craving a sweet berry dessert, these bars are perfect because they use a ready pie filling atop of a creamy cheesecake-like layer. The crumb topping and crust are made in one bowl. This recipe is bound to become one of your favorites!
- strawberry pie filling
- sour cream
- granulated sugar
- baking powder
- baking soda
- vanilla extract
How to make Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars?
These crumb bars are crazy easy to make. You can use any pie filling you like.
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.
The crust and topping are made from the same mixture, one is pressed onto the bottom of the pan, the other is sprinkled on top of the filling.
In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder and salt. Add melted butter and mix until dough forms.
Reserve about ¾ c of the mixture for the topping.
Press the remaining dough into prepared pan.
How to store these bars?
Any leftovers should be kept in an air-tight container or wrapped in saran wrap. You can store them in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Can I make this dessert ahead of time?
As with every baked dessert, these bars are the best eaten on the same day as the topping will be crunchy and the filling creamy. You can make the bars ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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Strawberry Pie Sour Cream Crumb Bars
for the crust and crumb topping:
- ½ c unsalted butter melted, cooled to room temperature
- ½ c light brown sugar
- 1.5 c all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
for the filling:
- 1 c strawberry pie filling or any kind you like
- ½ c sour cream
- ¼ c granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Prepare the 8" square pan by greasing the sides and the bottom or line with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
for the crust and topping:
- In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, brown sugar, soda, baking powder and salt.
- Add melted butter and mix until dough forms.
- Reserve about ¾ c of the mixture for the topping.
- Press the remaining dough into prepared pan. Set aside.
for the sour cream filling:
- Place all filling ingredients (except the pie filling) in a large mixing bowl of a stand mixer and mix until all combined.
- Pour over crust.
- Spoon the pie filling over the sour cream filling. Gently make few swirls with a spoon.
- Sprinkle with the topping mixture.
- Bake for 25 to 28 minutes or until the topping is golden brown.
- Cool completely in pan. Cut into squares.
- Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for up to 3 days.
I made the strawberry pie bar and I did a blueberry one and took to a barbeque. Oh my they were a hit. People were grabbing the pan and running around with people chasing after them. I never laughed so hard in my life. Seriously people have requested I make them again. Thank you so much.
Hi Karen! This is one of the BEST reviews on my recipes! Haha! I love it! Thank you so much for making the crumb bars and for sharing them with others, Karen! I am so glad they were a hit!
Just made these. I doubled the recipe and put them in a 13 x9. They were absolutely delicious!
That is fantastic! Thank you so much, Nancy!
I always seem to buy way too much sour cream and end up scrambling for recipes I can throw it in before it expires. I stumbled on this and they are TO DIE FOR. I've been dying for something with fruit during this cold winter and these were perfect. I used frozen strawberries though. Yum!
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 9x13 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!!
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 🙂
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!
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!
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!
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!
Good to know. I will try and let you know soon.
Trish Kernen says
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!
Gina Walker says
Made this today and it was so yummy, thank you~~
and gave you a shout-out on my blog because it was so good:
Oh how fabulous, Gina! Thank you! Off to check them out!
Kate Pet says
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!
LOVE your signature photography style, Anna. These bars are so dreamy 🙂
Roxana GreenGirl says
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!
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!
This looks delicious! Strawberries are my favorite things to put in a dessert (:
Curry and Comfort says
I am also obsessed with that cookware. 🙂 But I think I would be just as happy to eat two of these bars. 🙂
lol Thanks, Bunny!
Jennifer Essad says
mmmmm, we have fresh strawberries on the counter, I will be baking this recipe tonight!
Yay! Let me know how it turns out! I have yet to make them with fresh strawberries! Thanks, Jennifer!
OMG your pictures are amazing.. and I must make these
Aww, thank you so much, Tracy!
Carol | a cup of mascarpone says
These are gorgeous bars and photos, Anna! WOW!
Thank you, Carol!
Jen Laceda says
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! I have been obsessed with them too 🙂 Thanks, Jen!
Jennie @themessybakerblog says
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!
I hear ya! Thanks, Jennie!
Anna, these bars look so irresitible! What a lovely spring/summer treat. Your photos are beautiful, too!
Thank you so much, Georgia!
Strawberries would make the perfect pairing in these bars! Delicious as usual Anna!
Thank you so much, Emily!
I have some strawberries that need a purpose. Guess what they're going to be?
lol Let me know how it goes, Colette! Thank you!
Those look glorious, and that crust looks fantastic 🙂
I looooove the crust! Best I've ever had! Thanks, Jackie!
This is why I love spring! Desserts like this recipe, bursting with fresh flavors and happy colors.
Me too! Thanks, Nicole!
marcie @ flavor the moments says
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!
Paula @ Vintage Kitchen says
Amazing flavor Anna! I am so partial to bars vs pies or cakes. They are so easy to cut and share. Love these.
Absolutely! Thanks, Paula!
I'm obsessed with all things strawberry and these look out of this world amazing!!! Also, that dress is beautiful 🙂
I know, right? We all need these bars and the dresses 🙂 Thanks, Sues!
Averie Cooks says
They look wonderful! And I happen to have a huge tub of sour cream on hand 🙂