The recipe for these ‘Old-Fashioned Apple Squares’ was one of the first recipes I ever posted – back in November of 2012. There’s a ‘bumper crop’ of apples this year, so I thought I’d repost this once again. These apple squares are yummy!
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You know you’re getting o.l.d when the recipe you’re searching for is over 30 years old !! Imagine how pleasantly surprised I was when I actually found it – not filed under “bars” but filed under “apples” – but found, nevertheless!!
These apple squares (or bars) are even tastier than I remember!! They’re loaded with apples, nuts and raisins, and have a buttery, cinnamony goodness – so you can even eat them for breakfast!!
MAKES ABOUT 24 SQUARES – or BARS
- Oven at 350 F
- Lightly grease a 9″ x !0″ pan
- Bake 45 – 50 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out clean.
- 2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 cup sugar
- 1/2 packed brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 2 tsp. cinnamon
- 1 tsp. nutmeg
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 4 cups roughly chopped peeled and cored apples
- 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/2 raisins (Try the raisins even if you don’t always like raisins. They kind of “melt away” into the batter, and give the resulting bars a lovely sweetness and golden dark color.)
In a medium-sized bowl – using a mixer – cream together the vanilla, both sugars and 2 eggs until creamy and throughly mixed.
In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt & nutmeg. Add the creamed mixture to the dry mixture, and mix by hand until throughly blended.
Add the apples, walnuts and raisins – mix by hand until throughly blended
Pour into the greased pan, spreading with the spoon to get the mixture even.
Bake at 350 F for between 45 – 50 minutes. When cooled, cut with a sharp knife. Enjoy!