Josephine's Apple & Cheese Bars

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 5m
Ready In

"I used to run a cooking and recipes meetup group and we had an Iron Chef Competition. This recipe won 1st Place, so I wanted to share it with all of you, because they are REALLY YUMMY! Thanks Josephine!"

Original is 9 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (158 g)
  • Calories 421.9
  • Total Fat - 17.6 g
  • Saturated Fat - 8.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 34.1 mg
  • Sodium - 158.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 58.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 4.2 g
  • Sugars - 28.8 g
  • Protein - 9.6 g
  • Calcium - 138.8 mg
  • Iron - 1.5 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.9 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.2 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Preheat oven to 350.

Step 2

Line a 9 inch square metal cake pan with aluminum foil, leaving 1 inch overhang for handles. Set aside.

Step 3

In a bowl whisk together oats, flour, brown sugar, and salt.

Step 4

Stir in melted butter and oil, until mixture clumps and is crumbly. Add another tablespoon of oil or water, if necessary, to ensure no dry spots.

Step 5

Add cheese, tossing to mix. Save 1 1/2 cups of mixture for later, and press the rest evenly into prepared pan.

Step 6

Bake in the center of a 350 degree oven, until edges are golden, about 15 minutes. Let cool.

Step 7

Peel, core, and slice apples 1/2 inch thick.

Step 8

In a saucepan, bring apples, sugar, lemon juice, and cinnamon to boil, adding up to 1/4 cup water, if apples stick to pan. If apples becomes too runny, sprinkle 1 teaspoon cornstarch over apples, then mix in, and let thicken. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.

Step 9

Spread apple mixture over base. Sprinkle with remaining oat mixture.

Step 10

Bake until golden, about 30 minutes.

Step 11

Let cool in pan on rack. Cut into 3 inch squares.


No special items needed.

20 Reviews


This is such a great dessert! The filling was real creamy and delicious and the topping just made it better. We had ice cream with it and it was so yummy!


review by:
(8 Feb 2020)


I can't rave enough about these heavenly little bars. They really tickled our sweet tooth! I used Macintosh apples. Just sweet enough, and so delicious with ice cream!


review by:
(17 Sep 2019)


Went apple picking and made these little gems. They are fabulous bars! We love them!!


review by:
(29 Sep 2015)


Great apple bars with great flavor, I made these for the holidays and will be sure to make again because my dad especially loved them and he is asking for me to make now. Thank you!


review by:
(30 Dec 2014)

Lets Eat

There have been apples a plenty in my fridge and I have been making lots of apple desserts. This is so delicious! We love the crust with the sweet tart of the apples and the cheese blends in really well in the crust. This is a fabulous fall recipe to enjoy any time at all. Your in for a real treat if you make it!


review by:
(27 Oct 2014)


This was a wonderful recipe, I have an abundance of Fall apples to use and I'm so glad I chose this for the Billboard game, this has the perfect amount of sweetness and the crust with the cheese added was fantastic, I'm going to make this again very soon, thank you LindasBusyKitchen, I love your recipes!


review by:
(2 Oct 2013)

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