Simple Apple Squares

I like to bake with seasonal ingredients – in late spring and early summer, you’ll see a lot of berry dishes. In late summer, a lot of stone fruit. Autumn, to me, is all about apples and pears and winter squash. Mostly apples.

From the way this recipe looked on Jill’s blog, I expected the final product to be moist, but still be something you can eat with your hands – wow, this recipe was WAY moister than I expected it to be. Great flavor, but didn’t hold together for love or money. It would be great as the base for a sundae. It kind of reminds me of the country apple cake I used to make.

I’m submitting this to Joelen as part of her Tasty Tools – Bakeware event.

Apple Squares

Simple Apple Squares
recipe from Simple Daily Recipes

3 large apples, peeled and diced
1 c. pecans, roughly chopped
2 c. flour
1 3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
2 eggs or 1/2 c. healthy egg substitute
3/4 c. canola oil or natural applesauce
1 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350ºF degrees.

Prep the apples and pecans, set aside. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, soda, cinnamon and salt together. Make a well, pour in eggs, oil, and vanilla. Stir by hand. The batter becomes very thick. Fold in the apples and pecans until well mixed. Pour into a well greased pan. There’s enough batter to fill one 9 x 13 inch pan.

Bake for 40 minutes. Allow to completely before removing from pan.

7 thoughts on “Simple Apple Squares

  1. Yours even looks like an apple pie; the top looks crispy.

    Looks wonderful! – makes me want to drop a scoop of homemade vanilla ice cream on top.

    It’s interesting that we have the same recipe but got two different textures. Mine turned out with more of a muffin texture, dense & moist.

    Thank you for linklove.
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    Jill

  2. what the heck. my didnt turn out like the picture.the batter was way too thick to fold in the apples

  3. Not sure what happened, Bob – those were the directions I followed and it turned out fine. Did you miss an ingredient? I know that the batter for this is usually thick, but I haven't had problems getting the apples in there.

  4. There was one thing I couldn’t find, and that was the temperature to bake at. Please let me know.
    Thank-you

  5. Sorry about that, Sarah – updating the recipe to include that info – the oven should be preheated to 350F.

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