Yes, you can. You need to have titanium backup Pro version to make a twrp flashable zip of all user apps + data.
I can use that zip file in various versions of the OS or just the one of which I made the backup? if it is only the apps, I can do that? .ie: Use it in 8.0 then flash 8.1 and use it again as a quick config to be up and running in no time.