Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Apple Squares

Here's another recipe that's great for using up apples that are getting soft. Apple Squares are exactly what the name implies - an apple filling mixed with brown sugar and cinnamon that is spread over a buttery batter. The batter is soft and easy to work - using your hands to pat down the dough works well. The recipe also calls for the extra dough to be arranged on top like a lattice. This makes the squares look pretty but one change I would make is to roll the lattice strips thinner and use more that just 5 x 5 because they do puff up when they bake.

Overall, the square is tasty, versatile and simple. I think pears would work as well and if you like dried cranberries, they would go nicely with the apples. I would make it again and serve a big scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. Perfect!

Recipe: Apple Squares

6 comments:

Su-Yin said...

MmMM...they look and sound delicious! And I just happen have a couple of soft apples in the fridge.. perfect :)Will try these soon.
Love your writing and recipes!

Canadian Baker said...

Thanks Suyin!

Anonymous said...

I love apple squares and will try your recipe soon. For a different topping approach, you might want to put the dough into the freezer to harden it up, and then grate it over the apples. I do this with another apple recipe and it works out wonderfully.

Canadian Baker said...

Anon - This sounds like a fantastic idea! So simple and easy and definitely suitable for this recipe. Thanks for the tip!

Natalia said...

I have tons of recipes for old banans, but not old, mushy apples. I'll use this next time I'm stuck with soft apples. Looks great!

Su-Yin said...

Hey, Just thought i'd share with you what I've done :)
THanks again!
http://cookingismypassion.blogspot.com/2006/06/apple-and-date-squares.html