Apple Squares

September 19, 2013 § 6 Comments

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Apple season is here and that means the end of summer, but I’m ok with that. Though I’m not at all ready for the cold weather that’s coming, I’m definitely ready to put the garden to bed, having had my fill of tomatoes, zucchini and most summer vegetables. I’m ready now for turnips, acorn squash and hearty stews and soups.

And of course apples. Apples and cheddar, butternut squash and apple soup, pork roast and apples, apple poundcake…..and of course lots and lots of applesauce!

I love baking with apples and here’s an easy one-bowl recipe you can have ready in under an hour. It’s delicious warm from the oven, with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or cooled and cut into bars.

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1 cup flour, I used white spelt

1 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp cinnamon

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup unsalted butter

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1 cup peeled. chopped apples ( cut into smallish pieces, about 1/2 in or so)

1/2 cup chopped walnuts

confectioner’s sugar for dusting

 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 8 x 8 x 2 in baking dish.

In a saucepan, melt butter then remove from heat.

Add sugar, egg and vanilla and mix well with wooden spoon.

Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, apples and nuts. Mix well.

Spread batter (it will be thick) into the greased baking dish.

Bake about 30 minutes, test with toothpick, especially around the apples.

 

Either dig in right away, top with vanilla ice cream, or cool and cut into bars, dusted with confectioner’s sugar.

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