An Oldie but a Goody !! Old-Fashioned Apple Squares – Just in Time for Apple Picking Season

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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.

                                                                          INGREDIENTS

  • 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!

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12 thoughts on “An Oldie but a Goody !! Old-Fashioned Apple Squares – Just in Time for Apple Picking Season

  1. Many love Fall for the pumpkins. Me? I can take ’em or leave ’em — just don’t take away my apples! This sounds like another great recipe, Cecile. Glad you found it! Glad, too, that The Summer of Cecile” hads ended so that we can see more or you. 🙂

    • I don’t really like autumn ’cause the days get shorter and the flowers etc. begin to die. But it sure is a pretty season!! Get this – I just saw a post for pumpkin beer – NO THANKS! Although I would try it – and I LOVE hard cider. I’m glad you liked this recipe John – thanks. Tell me, do you have any special recipes which include apples that you like to make? If you’re looking for a good apple pie recipe, I posted one a few years ago. ++ And now we’re both back – me from just goofing off and having fun, and you from publishing a wonderful cookbook !! ; o )

    • Hi Ronit – so good to hear from you!! I’ve missed my blogging friends since taking ‘The Summer of Cecile’ and not blogging or ‘following’!! And I agree – raisins add a really wonderful flavor and they’re sweet – what’s not to love?! ; o )

    • Hi Lynz – I haven’t gone apple picking since my sons were young. I’ve gotta get out there. (We had apple trees on our farm in Quebec but the trees were pretty small when we sold the farm in Quebec. I was up there a few weeks ago and was delighted to see how big the trees have grown!!)

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