Monday, February 20, 2012

Apple Squares


An apple a day?
If it was in the form of apple squares,
 then our answer would be...
Yes, please!


A crisp juicy apple is delicious.
A Honeycrisp apple, especially.
But apple squares with a cinnamon sugar topping,
topped with whipped cream,
caramel, and nuts.
Need we say more?

They are pretty simple to make too.


First combine brown sugar, white sugar, and melted butter.
Mix well.

Stir in the egg and vanilla. 


Then add your flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon.
Mix.
It kind of looks like cookie dough.
Next add the diced apples.
You can also add walnuts or pecans.
Spread into a 9x9 pan.
We love our parchment lined pans.
It makes it easy to lift the whole thing
 out of the pan to cut evenly. 
It also makes clean up a breeze.

Sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar and bake.
 It comes out looking like this. 
Not very pretty, but you can dress it up.
With whipped cream.

 And caramel...
Yum!


Apple Squares
 1 cup flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup diced apple (1 apple)
1/2 cup walnuts, if desired
2 Tbsp. white sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix together the melted butter, brown sugar,
and white sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth.
Stir in the egg and vanilla.
Blend in the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon.
 Add the diced apples and nuts.

Spread into a greased or parchment lined 9"x9" pan.
It will be thick like a cookie dough.

Mix the 2 Tbsp. white sugar and 2 tsp. cinnamon together.
Sprinkle over the top of the batter. 

Bake for about 25 to 30 minutes. 
The finished bars should spring back when lightly touched.
Cool.
Cut into squares.
Top with whipped cream and nuts.

Enjoy!


 Thanks for passing along this recipe, Jessi.
We have made it many, many times in the last few years.

2 comments:

  1. The way you made this apple squares really interests me because it looks so yummy! I can only make some candy apples because it's easy but I think I gotta give this one a try.

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  2. That apple squares look so sumptuous and sweet! Just remind your kids to eat moderately otherwise they might end up visiting the Collierville dentist because of toothaches.

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