Thursday, November 4, 2010

As Promised

Here is Karen's fabulous dish from our Fall Harvest Sale at the shop.

Apple Squares
Turn these into blueberry squares by substituting fresh or frozen berries for apple. 
Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes
Makes 16 squares

1 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 cup (1/2 stick)butter or margarine
1.2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1  egg
1  teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup chopped pared cooking apple
1.2 cup finely chopped walnuts

Cinnamon Sugar (recipe follows)

1.  Sift flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon onto wax paper.
2. Melt butter in a medium-size saucepan over moderate heat.  Remove from heat.  Beat in sugars, eggs and vanilla with a wooden spoon until smooth.
3.  Stir in flour mixture, apple and walnuts until thoroughly combined.  Spread into a greased 8X8X2 inch pan.  Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
4.  Bake in a moderate oven (350 degrees) for 30 minutes or until top springs back when lightly pressed with fingertip.  Cool completely in pan on wire rack.  Cut into squares.

Cinnamon Sugar:  Combine 1/2 cup granulated sugar with 11/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon in a small jar with a screw-top lid.  Cover;  shake thoroughly.  Store remainder for future use.

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