It’s been a banner year for apples.
I’ve had some apples from our trees sitting on the counter for far too long. Yesterday I decided it was time to bake them into something.
I was strapped for time, so I needed something fast. While flipping through my cookbooks I came across this recipe for Sour Cream Apple Squares. Easy. Had all of the ingredients. Sounded tasty.
In 45 minutes I had a big pan of warm, moist, sweet, cinnamon-laced, nutty, apple-flecked cake waiting to be cut into squares.
2 cups flour
2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup chopped nuts
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
8 oz sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups chopped, peeled apples
1. Heat oven to 350°F.
2. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and butter. Beat at low speed until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press 2 3/4 cups crumb mixture in bottom of ungreased 13 x 9-inch baking pan.
3. To remaining mixture add cinnamon, baking soda, salt, sour cream, vanilla and egg. Mix well then stir in apples. Spoon evenly over crumb mixture in pan.
4. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or until a tester inserted in center comes out clean.
5. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve warm or cool. If desired, serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
Recipe from Pillsbury.com
Little by little I am going to eat every one of those Sour Cream Apple Squares if someone doesn’t hide the tray! So good.
Speaking of ‘Little By Little’, that is the name of this lovely new tune from Ireland’s Niamh Crowther. Can’t sit still while it is on, which is the best way to burn off some cake.