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Fresh Apple Squares

October 1998

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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.



READER'S COMMENT:
"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! "
Fresh Apple Squares Recipe

Makes: 16 squares

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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated lemon zest
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 cup apple juice concentrate, thawed
  • 2 tart medium apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup coarsely chopped walnuts

Preparation

  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

Per serving: 159 calories; 4 g fat (0 g sat, 2 g mono); 0 mg cholesterol; 29 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 1 g fiber; 98 mg sodium; 116 mg potassium.

Carbohydrate Servings: 2

Exchanges: 2 other carbohydrate



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Servings
8 or more
Ethnic/Regional
American
Preparation/ Technique
Bake
Meal/Course
Brunch
Dessert
Season
Fall
Winter
Ease of Preparation
Easy
Total Time
1 hour or less
Publication
October 1998

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