Apple Squares

    Apple Squares

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    55min


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    About this recipe: Apples, nuts and cinnamon make these bars delicious. They hardly last a day at my house!

    Ingredients
    Serves: 16 

    • 125 g sifted all-purpose flour
    • 1 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 55 g butter or margarine, melted
    • 110 g packed brown sugar
    • 100 g white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1/2 cup chopped apple
    • 1/2 cup finely chopped walnuts
    • 2 tablespoons white sugar
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

    Directions
    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:55min 

    1. Preheat oven to 175 degrees C. Grease a 9x9 inch pan. Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon; set aside.
    2. In a large bowl, mix together melted butter, brown sugar, and 100 g white sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in the egg and vanilla. Blend in the flour mixture until just combined, then stir in the apples and walnuts. Spread the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. In a cup or small bowl, stir together the remaining cinnamon and sugar; sprinkle over the top of the bars.
    3. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes in preheated oven; finished bars should spring back when lightly touched. Cool in the pan, and cut into squares.
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    Here are few tips that I learn from doing that recipe. First, I tripled most of the recipe, except for the topping. I baked it into big rectangular corning ware dish (about 16" x 9). I added a touch of almond extract. It gives it a nice taste. When baked, I topped it with a touch of icing sugar. It looked great. DO NOT over cook. I baked them for 30-35 minutes. These squares are better when they are moist. Do as the recipe says. Do not use a toothpick to judge if bake or not as it will come out as if it was not baked. Hope this help!  -  22 Jan 2004  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    518

    I took these to work and everyone loved them! I doubled the recipe and baked them in a 9X13 pan instead so they were thicker, more like cake. I also used less brown sugar than it called for (because I ran out) and substituted with extra white sugar, and I used pecans instead of walnuts. It turned out great! The only thing I would do differently--if doubling the recipe in one pan again, I wouldn't double the cinnamon sugar topping because there was way too much. I used it all and when the bars were picked up, tons fell off---mostly sugar, leaving a VERY strong cinnamon taste, probably more than many people would want.  -  09 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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    490

    Just made these this afternoon and the kids had already eaten half the pan before the bars finished cooling! These are really tasty. I doubled the recipe (but I cut down BOTH sugars to approx. 3/4c each) and increased the apples to 2 large chopped apples (just over 2c). Left out the nuts. The bars were still sweet enough and don't require any frosting (although the caramel drizzle one reviewer suggested would be delish). Did not double the cinn/sugar topping. Baked in 9x13 pan for 33 minutes. My daughter said to save this recipe and we'll definitely make again soon!  -  07 Oct 2006  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)

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