Sour Cream Apple Crisp Bars & KitchenAid Giveaway #GayLeaMom

Our family has always loved apple crisp. And my 7-year old often tells me that the one thing that would make it better would be vanilla ice cream on top! Well, isn’t everything better with ice cream on top?!! We don’t often have ice cream in the house, so I thought I’d experiment with a way of getting that vanilla-y, creamy taste right in the apple crisp. And since I’m a #GayLeaMom, what better product to experiment with than Gay Lea Gold Premium Sour Cream! Gay Lea’s Gold Premium Sour Cream is Gay Lea’s thickest, richest sour cream made with 3 simple ingredients. It is perfect for dips, dressings, and baking! It is available in Ontario only, sorry! 

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With the addition of the sour cream, I also created a crust to make these more of a square or bar instead of just apple crisp.  They can be served warm as a dessert, or cold, as squares, and taste just as delicious either way!

Sour Cream Apple Crisp Bars
The delicious taste of apple crisp in a bar form.
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For the Crust
  1. 1.5 c. flour (half white and half whole wheat works well)
  2. 1 c. brown sugar
  3. 1/4 c. butter, unsalted
For the Filling
  1. 3 c. apples, peeled and finely chopped
  2. 1 c. Gay Lea Gold Sour cream
  3. 1 egg, beaten
  4. 1 tsp. vanilla
  5. 2 tsp. cinnamon
  6. 1/4 c. brown sugar
  7. 1 tsp. baking soda
For the Topping
  1. 1/3 c. brown sugar
  2. 3/4 c. flour
  3. 3/4 c. oats
  4. 1/3 c. butter
  1. 1. In a large bowl, combine crust ingredients, cutting in the butter until it resembles small crumbs. Press into a 9 x 13 dish.
  2. 2. Combine filling ingredients in bowl, and mix until well-combined. Pour evenly over the crust.
  3. 3. For topping, mix flour, sugar and oats. Cut in butter and sprinkle evenly over the filling.
  4. 4. Bake at 350 for about 40 minutes. Serve warm or cold.
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Sour Cream Apple Crisp Bars

And the great people over at Gay Lea has a contest with two awesome giveaways for you.  The first one is a KitchenAid Stand mixer, valued at $399! I am in love with my KitchenAid mixer, and I’m sure you would love one too! This giveaway is across several blogs, with one very lucky winner!! The other giveaway is pretty great too! One reader of this blog, You Pinspire Me, will win a year’s worth of Gay Lea products!! Wouldn’t that be great?! You can enter the Gay Lea contest on all the blogs, but may only win on one.

Enter below, then come back to the blog and comment, telling me one thing you would make with your brand new KitchenAid stand mixer!

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Open only to residents of Canada (excluding Quebec). You may only win from one #GayLeaMom’s blog.  Contest runs from Dec. 1-31. Prizes will arrive within 4-6 weeks.

 For more delicious recipes, head to Gay Lea’s website. Also, if you sign up for their newsletter here, you can get all kinds of great recipes delivered to your inbox, including this month’s feature of Sour Cream!

  Disclosure: I am part of the Gay Lea Ambassador Campaign with Mom Central Canada and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are always my own.

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Marya R

I live in Bowmanville, and am a mom to four young boys - it can get a little loud in my house. I am a Christian, a part-time French teacher, a piano teacher and former homeschooler. I love finding the best deals, which will come in handy when our boys become hungry teenagers! We just moved to a house with more outdoor space, and I'm still getting used to life in the country (a walk around the block is a lot longer here!).


  1. I make thumbprint cookies every year filled with homemade blueberry jam! Cheers :)

  2. We love Apple Crisp. Thanks for the recipe, I have never made them with sour cream.

  3. Those sound delicious. I definitely need to try those.

  4. These look delicious! Thanks for the recipe – Definitely saving

  5. My fave dessert to bake is Toblerone Fudge. Actually, maybe that doesn’t count…it doesn’t require baking! In which case, I also love to bake good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies!

  6. I would make….everything! But specifically I would try bread, and use the tool to shred croquette meat easier :)

  7. My favourite dessert for the holidays is cheesecake. I’ll make one topped with cherries so it’s red and white :)

  8. I would make some shortbread cookies!

  9. I love baking and making all sorts of things, but at this time of year I especially enjoy doing mini chocolate cheesecakes and would definitely rather mix it in a Kitchen Aid than on my own if I won. :)

  10. Wow these looks amazing! I have all the ingredients in the house already. haha =-) I will have to try it.

  11. This sounds like a wonderful recipe! My guys love apple crisp, so I’m pretty sure they would love these!!

  12. I would make all sorts of bread if I had a Kitchen aid stand mixer.

  13. I love a good apple crisp. Definitely going to have to give this recipe a try.

  14. i love sour cream dips, I wonder if this will taste delicious as a snack bar

  15. I would love to try cookie dough first

  16. I love those marshmallow squares you make with the chocolate chips and peanut butter. SO good!

  17. I’d make my mom’s brownie recipe. A family favourite!

  18. yum! All this baking talk is making me hungry! I personally love making any dessert that has chocolate and mint in it – just fits the season so well! I still do love a traditional Apple pie or Apple crisp though too!

  19. I had no idea about using sour cream in baking. What a great idea. I am going to try this recipe as it sounds so tasty and moist.

  20. I’ll bet that adds a most delicious flavor and moistness to the bars. I love it!

  21. Mmm! I love trifle at Christmas time!

  22. I love to bake a sugar pie!

  23. These look amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  24. sounds delish….I would love to try this recipe! thanks for sharing….:)

  25. That is delicioso! I love the combination of sweet and sour topped with ice cream. Yummy.

  26. These apple crisp bars look delicious! I can’t wait to make these!

  27. Shortbread at this time of year

  28. Delicious recipe, pinned it for later. I’d love to be a winner in the GayLea give away … what would I make … all sorts of delicious recipes the grandkids would love. It’s nice to meet another Canadian blogger.

  29. My favourite thing to make are shortbread cookies. Everyone’s favourite and they only come out once a year.

  30. I love butter tarts…but prefer if someone else makes them!

  31. I would make COOKIES! All kinds of cookies!

  32. Favourite thing to bake during the holidays are Ice Box Cookies!

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