Apple Squares - The Perfect Fall Dessert

It’s almost October and I can already feel Fall in the air. Can you?  Here in Ohio, we are fortunate to experience all four seasons… and I can feel a cool crispness to the air just before Autumn sets in.  A few things come to mind at this time of year: Bon Fires, Hoodies, Football and Apples! Before I know it, Apple Season will be in full effect.

Do you take advantage of the apple harvest? I have many Apple Recipes and I wanted to make sure to share a recipe with you before time gets away. For many years, my Grandma served the yummiest of Apple Cakes… or, as she called it: Apple Squares.

I bet you may even have had “Apple Squares” or maybe have even made them yourself!  I am not sure where my Grandma got the recipe from, but she had made it since as far back as I can remember. And, I would like to share it with you (p.s. if this is your original recipe, just let me know so I can give you credit!). Be sure to get an index card and a pen ready, you will want to add this to your recipe box!

 

granny's apple squares

 

Apple Squares Cake Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Flour
  • 1 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 1/4 tsp of Ground Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 cup of Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 cup of Sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of Chopped Apple (apple of choice)
  • PLUS…  2 Tbs of Sugar & 2 tsp of Cinnamon (for topping)

Instructions:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350*
  • Peel and chop/dice apples (amount of apples will vary per size of fruit, but you will need 6 1/2 cups!)
  • Sift together: Flour, Baking Powder, Salt & Cinnamon
  • Cream together: Butter, Brown Sugar, Sugar.
  • Add Vanilla and Egg to the creamed mixture.
  • Add the Sifted ingredients.
  • Mix in the Apples
  • Spray a 11×13″ pan with Non-stick Cooking Spray
  • Pour Mixture evenly into pan
  • On the side, mix your Sugar and Cinnamon (topping mixture)
  • Sprinkle topping mixture evenly over the top of the mixture
  • Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, depending on your oven (just don’t burn the treat!)
  • Allow time to cool, or eat warm… your choice!
  • Grandma had told me, “Allow to cool then cut into squares and serve on a  platter!” :)
  • Enjoy!

  Let me know if you try this scrumpcious Fall Recipe!

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