Thursday, March 19, 2009

Apple Squares

For Pastry Crust:

1 3/4 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 cup butter
2 large eggs
1 cup full fat sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla

For Apple Filling:

2 lbs apples, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4-1/3 cup brown sugar (if apples are on the tart side, use 1/3 cup)
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

For Frosting:

1/4 cup milk (estimated)
1/2 cup powdered sugar (estimated)

Preheat oven to 350.

Cut butter into small 1/4 inch thick pieces and place in freezer ten minutes.

Stir together flour, sugar, and baking powder. Using your hands, mix in butter pieces until the mixture feels like coarse meal.

Beat together eggs, sour cream, and vanilla and add to flour mixture. Mix well.

Spread half of the batter into greased 9 by 9 baking pan. Bake for 15 minutes, or until crust is lightly golden. Let cool to room temperature.

While crust is baking, toss apples with lemon juice, sugar, cinnamon and vanilla.

Spread apple mixture over crust. Carefully use a spoon to cover apples with remaining batter.

Bake at 350°F for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven.

Mix together powdered sugar with milk. It should look thin but not very runny. Add more milk or sugar to adjust consistency. Drizzle over cooked dessert.

Let cool and slice into squares. Served best at room temperature.


  1. looks great you can cook would love one with my cup of tea !

  2. Anything with apples and crust is a surefire hit. Yum and great!

  3. oh my goodness, these look amazing! I'll have to figure out a gluten-free version. :)

  4. Looks like portable apple pie - I love it!

  5. Do you think this would work with low fat sour cream? By the way, new challenge at my blog-this time involving PEEPS.

  6. These looks really yummy! Think I'll give it a try when I get the chance..thanks for sharing!

  7. What a wonderful apple treat! Now that summer is coming, perhaps peaches would work as well.

  8. Wow, these look gorgeous, they look great for picnics or packed lunches.


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