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