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Fried-Apple Cobbler Bars

Secret Recipe Club (SRC) day has arrived once again!  This time we will be making an exciting treat: Fried-Apple Cobbler Bars!!!!!!!  I will bet that you have never sampled such an unique treat… Well, neither had I!

My fried-apple cobbler bars were inspired by Sara’s peach cobbler coffeecake, which in turn came from her Mom’s cherry coffeecake.  Huh???  As you know, every month SRC members are assigned to prepare a recipe from a different blog.  This month I had the pleasure of being assigned to Cook with Sara, where that nice Midwestern gal, inspired by her Mom’s ministry of hospitality, shares many delightful American recipes.  I hope you pay her a visit soon.

Although I am still feeling under the weather, my commitment to prepare an SRC recipe this month actually turned out to be a pleasure.  Browsing Sara’s blog and finding this treat got me all enthusiastic.  Once again, I had to put my own spin on the recipe in order for it to become mine/ours.   For this reason alone, Sara’s peach cobbler coffeecake became my fried-apple cobbler bars.

Fried Apple Cobbler Bars

You are very welcome to try both my fried-apple cobbler bars and Sara’s peach cobbler coffeecake.  In either case, you will get hooked on both treats. Because our fried-apple cobbler bars are mildly sweet, they can be served either for breakfast or as a dessert.  Wow, how cool  is that?!!!

For now, enjoy these scrumptious, autumn fried-apple cobbler bars.  See ya!



Fried-Apple Cobbler Bars

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Fried-Apple Cobbler Bars...A Delightful Autumn Treat!
The most indulgent breakfast one will ever have (as well as a wonderful, mildly sweet dessert to serve with a cup of coffee or tea)!!!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
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  1. Preheat oven at 350° F (about 177 ° C). Grease both the bottom and sides of a 13 x 9-inch baking pan and set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, stir well the canned fried apples and cinnamon, and reserve. In a mixer with the paddle attachment, cream together butter and sugar at low speed. Add eggs, one at a time, beating at medium speed just enough to mix in. Beat in vanilla extract. Combine both flour and salt in a medium bowl. Alternate half of the flour-salt mixture and then half of the yogurt, beating each time at low speed until combined. Then, add the remaining flour-salt mixture and the other half of the yogurt, beating each time until combined.
  3. Spread 2/3 of the batter in the prepared baking pan. Top with the fried apple mixture. With a spoon, dollop the remaining batter on top of fried apples. Bake for about 27-30 minutes or until toothpick inserted in the center comes clean.
  4. Let cool for about 15-20 minutes on a wire rack and slice into 12 rectangles.
  5. To prepare the glaze: Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk, whisking very well until smooth. Drizzle over the fried-apple cobbler bars when they are still warm. Let glaze set and enjoy.
Recipe Notes

Fried-Apple Cobbler Bars recipe adapted from Peach Cobbler Coffeecake by Cook with Sara.

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58 Responses to Fried-Apple Cobbler Bars

  1. Raymund October 21, 2013 at 12:53 am #

    Initially I thought it was fried 🙂 then as I read through it was an ingredient. I wish I can find that fried apples in here

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 7:33 am #

      Hi, Raymund! I have just place a link where you can see how to make fried apples from scratch.

    • Joanne Passmore September 12, 2017 at 7:18 pm #

      buy canned fried apples from Cracker Barrell on line

  2. Kammie @ Sensual Appeal October 21, 2013 at 1:53 am #

    Oh my gosh these are delightful indeed. I love apples this time of year. Actually…. that’s a lie. I love them any time of the year 🙂

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      Me too, Kammie! I love apples anytime of the year…

  3. The Café Sucre Farine October 21, 2013 at 6:42 am #

    Do hope you’re feeling better Denise. These look so good, I love how you came up with these. It’s a little like the old game where you whisper in someone’s ear and then it gets passed on and comes out totally different. These both sound wonderful. I love apple desserts, they’re definitely my favorites!

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 7:32 am #

      Thanks, Chris, for both stopping by and the get well wishes.

  4. Erin @ Making Memories October 21, 2013 at 6:47 am #

    Oh YUM! Your bars look scrumptious! I wish I had these right now for breakfast. I’m not sure what canned fried apples are, though. Is this different from apple pie filling?

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 7:31 am #

      Hi, Erin! Canned fried apples are available at local supermarkets in the US. Canned fried apples contain more apples and much less sauce than the canned apple pie filling. I have just placed a link for making fried apples from scratch. Thanks a lot for stopping by! Wishing you a great week.

  5. A Couple in the Kitchen October 21, 2013 at 8:05 am #

    Wow!!! We had not heard of canned fried apples either, but thanks for the explanation. This looks like an amazing treat!

  6. Toni October 21, 2013 at 9:12 am #

    Those look scrumptious! I have a bushel of apples in my mudroom just waiting to be used. I’m going to try these this week! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Aryel Lanes October 21, 2013 at 8:42 am #

    You really have magic hands… Wow, I wish I lived with you (in the good sense of the word)… Haha! Do you have any kids? If you do, they must love what you do! rsrsrs

  8. Ash-foodfashionparty October 21, 2013 at 11:12 am #

    Beautiful my dear. It looks gorgeous and very yummy looking. I’ve never used fried apples before and can’t wait to check that one out.
    Hope you are feeling better my dear.

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm #

      Thanks, my friend! I am feeling better than last week but I am still sick.

  9. Coffee and Crumpets October 21, 2013 at 1:07 pm #

    Hey Denise! Hope you are feeling better my friend. These apple bars look fabulous, gooey and decadent! I love apples in baked goods and you did such an awesome job while being sick. Feel better soon xx


  10. Wizzy October 21, 2013 at 3:47 pm #

    Such a tantalizing recipe. I am also in awe of your photography. Your dishes are always perfectly styled.

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 4:45 pm #

      Wow…Thanks a lot, Wizzy! I do appreciate your eye.

  11. Chris October 21, 2013 at 6:17 pm #

    Feel better!

    These look delightful. I wouldn’t want to share!

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

      Thanks a lot, Chris! I feel better than last week for sure.

  12. Liz October 21, 2013 at 7:49 pm #

    These sound amazing, Denise! Great twist on Sara’s bars. I want them for both breakfast AND dessert!

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 8:38 pm #

      Thanks, Liz! I ate them both for breakfast and as a dessert.

  13. Deb October 21, 2013 at 8:21 pm #

    What a fantastic apple dessert! I’ve never cooked with fried apples and can’t wait to give it a try!

  14. Lisa {AuthenticSuburbanGourmet} October 21, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    OMG – these are making my mouth water. A must make. Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

  15. Jen @JuanitasCocina October 21, 2013 at 9:10 pm #

    You’d have to pryyyyyy this pan away from me!

    • Denise Browning October 21, 2013 at 9:29 pm #

      Thanks, Juanita! It was hard for me not to eat them all. 🙂

  16. Karen - Cinnamon Freud October 21, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Fried? Apple? Cobbler? Please count me in- these look and sound amazing!

  17. [email protected] is How I Cook October 21, 2013 at 10:40 pm #

    I have been feeling appley these days. And these make me feel more like apples. But that glaze looks really, really good!

    • Denise Browning October 22, 2013 at 7:34 am #

      This is a great treat. My hubby and I love these bars.

  18. Sugar et al October 21, 2013 at 11:01 pm #

    Breakfast, lunch or dessert…I can have them any time of the day. They look awesome…whoever would have thought of such a brilliant treat other than you! I hope you are feeling better Denise…get well soon!

    • Denise Browning October 22, 2013 at 7:35 am #

      Thanks, Sonali! I am still sick but feeling better than last week.

  19. Lail | With A Spin October 22, 2013 at 7:36 am #

    I love apple treats and these are divine. Hope you are feeling better my friend.

    • Denise Browning October 22, 2013 at 7:39 am #

      Thanks a lot, Lail! Yes, I am feeling better than last week.

  20. Shema | LifeScoops October 22, 2013 at 10:48 am #

    I am drooling… Loved this recipe..Pinning it… I have never worked with canned fried apples…its a new ingredient to me…sounds yum!!!

    • Denise Browning October 22, 2013 at 11:12 am #

      Thanks, Shema! If you don’t find ready, you can make it from scratch. I placed a link to the fried apples recipe.

  21. kristy @ gastronomical sovereignty October 22, 2013 at 4:04 pm #

    I LOVE that we inspire each other!! Blogging can be such a solo endeavor and finding the excitement to post based on someone else’s craft is amazing. Love it 🙂

    Apple and cake were fated for each other. Incredible, Denise!

    Happy SRC reveal fellow Group C SRC’er!

  22. Margaret October 22, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

    Yes Please. I wonder how this would be with caramelized FRIED apples.

  23. Daniela October 23, 2013 at 8:44 am #

    One of the many reasons why I love fall is because it’s apple season.
    Your recipe looks so decadent and delicious, thank heavens it’s apple season, want to prepare it on the spot 🙂

  24. Julia | October 23, 2013 at 11:15 pm #

    Denise, these apple bars are gorgeous! Pinned! The top looks so crunchy and the glaze really enhances the recipe! I hope you’re feeling better now. 🙂

    • Denise Browning October 23, 2013 at 11:40 pm #

      Thanks, Julia. I do feel better than last week for sure.

  25. Dina October 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I love making bars and these look delish!

  26. Mary Frances October 28, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    I love anything in small size better, and this looks like a delicious use for all these fall apples!

    • Denise Browning October 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

      Thanks, Mary! These bars are fantastic. They became one of my all-time favorite bars.

  27. Kiran @ October 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm #

    Hope you are feeling much better now, Denise. I would, with this decadent bars. Yum 😀

    • Denise Browning October 28, 2013 at 2:00 pm #

      Thanks, Kiran! Yes, I am well now after being sick for 2 weeks.

  28. Carole kennedy February 13, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    How can make my own fired apples if our store doesn’t stck them? Where is your recipe for the peach cobbler? Thanks. Carole

    • Denise Browning February 13, 2014 at 12:33 pm #

      Hi, Carole! You can make your own fried apples (from scratch). It is very easy! For its recipe, please click on the link below: But, please double this fried apples recipe in order to make my fried apple cobbler bars!

      The same link can be found in my fried apple cobbler bars recipe — there is a NOTE under the listed ingredients and there, the link. In the very bottom of the recipe, there is a link for Sara’s peach cobbler coffeecake. Have a great day and enjoy!

  29. Annie September 24, 2017 at 3:37 pm #

    Hello! This looks delicious! Do I have to drain the cans of fried apples?

    • Denise Browning September 24, 2017 at 4:38 pm #

      No, Annie, you don’t have to drain it because the “sauce” that comes with the canned fried apples is thick, it supposes to contain cornstarch. If it was a simple syrup or thin liquid, you would have to drain most of it.


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