Don't you love fall? Getting back into routines, wearing flannel pajama's, chilly mornings and evenings, and making lots of apple recipes like this one.
These squares were so quick and easy to make. With a nutty shortbread crust, and soft apple topping they are a delight to the senses. I love the contrast in textures and how well the cinnamon-apple and buttery-nut crust go together.
1-2 teaspoons cinnamon (I used 1 tsp Saigon Cinnamon)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (I used Kosher salt)
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups peeled, finely chopped apples
Preheat oven to 350. In large bowl combine flour, brown sugar, and butter until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press 2-3/4 cups of crumb mixture into ungreased 9x13" pan.
To remaining mixture, add cinnamon, baking soda, salt, sour cream, vanilla, and egg. Blend well. Stir in apples. Spoon evenly over base. Bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes until toothpick comes out clean. Cut into squares. Yields 12-15 servings.
I am a stay-at-home mother to our 2 beautiful children, daughter age 9 and son age 4. I am from Nova Scotia, Canada and my husband is from Maryland. My husband's job brought us here to Kansas and, while we desperately miss seafood and the ocean, we've grown to love the magnificent skies, scenic countryside and the people.
I am the Founder of our local MOMS Club chapter www.momsclub.org. MOMS Club is a non-profit support group for at-home mothers. I'm also a Junior Girl Scout Leader for our daughter's troop.
I started this blog in July 2009 to share my gradual change to making our meals from scratch using natural ingredients and to record my recipes. I do my best to feature recipes with ingredients that are in-season, purchased local, and homemade from scratch.
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