Fresh Apple Squares

Fresh Apple Squares

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, October 1998

You'll love how simple these apple squares are to make. The dough does double-duty as the crust and streusel topping. Try them topped with cinnamon ice cream.

Ingredients 16 servings

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  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • ¼ cup apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tart medium apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup coarsely chopped walnuts


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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Coat a 9-inch square baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine flour, oats, brown sugar, lemon zest, baking powder, salt, cinnamon and nutmeg in a large bowl. Work in oil and apple juice concentrate with your fingers until coarse crumbs form.
  3. Firmly press 2 cups of the oat mixture into prepared pan. Arrange apples over crust in three rows. Mix walnuts into remaining oat mixture. Sprinkle walnut mixture evenly over apples and pat firmly into an even layer.
  4. Bake until top is golden brown and apples are tender when pierced with a sharp knife, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 160 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 29 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 4 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 17 g sugars; 7 IU vitamin A; 1 mg vitamin C; 29 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 96 mg sodium; 87 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate

Reviews 3

September 12, 2015
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By: Melissa Waldrup-Old
Simple to make! This is an easy apple dessert for those (like me) who are intimidated by baking. Easy to make and low calorie.
April 21, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This crumble recipe is great, but I tripled the apples to give it more moisture. (I added a layer to the bottom of the pan, then another layer on top of the last of the crumble.) My boyfriend can't get enough of it!
October 16, 2009
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By: alexandra.west
I've made these four times in as many weeks. They are great! (The lemon zest is what makes them.) Everyone I've made them for has asked for the recipe, and been thrilled and surprised to learn they are semi-virtuous.
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