Apple Bars


Serving Size:
1 bar, 3" x 3"

    Diet Types:
  • CKD non-dialysis
  • Dialysis
  • Lower Protein
  • Vegetarian


  • 2 medium apples
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup powdered sugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Peel and chop the apples.
  3. Cream together 1/2 cup of the butter and the granulated sugar or granulated sugar substitute.
  4. Add the sour cream, vanilla, baking soda, salt and flour. Stir to mix; add the chopped apples.
  5. Pour the batter into a greased 9” x 13” baking pan.
  6. In a small bowl, crumble 2 tablespoons of softened butter, the brown sugar and cinnamon together. Sprinkle over top of the batter.
  7. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes. Let cool completely.
  8. To make icing, combine 2 tablespoons melted butter, milk (or milk substitute) and powdered sugar. Drizzle over top and cut dessert into 18 bars. 

Helpful hints

  • 1 medium apple yields 1 cup chopped apples.
  • People with diabetes can replace the granulated sugar with a granular sugar substitute and omit the icing which will lower the carbohydrate content to 19 grams per serving (1 carbohydrate choice). Use caution with portion sizes.

Nutrients per serving

Calories 250

Protein 2 g

Carbohydrates 38 g

Fat 10 g

Cholesterol 27 mg

Sodium 142 mg

Potassium 64 mg

Phosphorus 30 mg

Calcium 25 mg

Fiber 0.9 g

Added Sugar 24 g

Kidney and kidney diabetic food choices

  • 1/2 fruit, low potassium
  • 1 starch
  • 2 fat
  • 1 high calorie 

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