Friday, October 9, 2009

Apple Squares

If you know me you know I am not really a baker. I try but with marginal results so I try to keep it to a minimum. For some reason I have been baking up a storm and this is one of those recipes I could make every day and not get sick of it. What’s odd is I made them last year and I wasn’t all that impressed. Since I have all these apples still I figured I would do a small 8x 8 pan one night and they were almost all gone by the next morning and they didn’t make it to lunch that afternoon. I was less then thrilled with the apple crisp because it was too sweet, but this recipe really shows off the apples and isn’t so sweet you cant eat it by itself. Which maybe isn’t so great because you could easily pick at it all day….not that I know anyone who did that

Apple Squares
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1/2 stick butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup apple, peeled chopped (at least- I used a cup and a ½ and it was perfect-original recipes says more the better)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts *optional*
Cinnamon sugar

Sift flour, baking powder salt and cinnamon together.
Melt butter, beat in sugars, egg and vanilla.
Stir in flour mixture, apples and nuts.
Spread in 8 x 8 inch pan.
Sprinkle top of cake with cinnamon sugar.
bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes, til golden.

****We usually double it and bake in a 13x9 inch pan - you might need to cook it a little longer if you do that, 40-45 min.

It stays pretty flat and chewy - don't get nervous - it's yummy!!

1 comment:

  1. Mmm, any baked good with apples is my favorite - I love the squares!