Growing up apples squares made by my mom were my fall favorite. I was not an apple fan back then, but if apples were part of any cake or pie I could eat them with pleasure. However, the apple cake or pie had to have a lot of cinnamon for me to enjoy it fully, so my mom used to add an extra “shot” of cinnamon to suit my taste.
So if you are an apple and cinnamon fan then this is a recipe for you.
It is easy to make, does not require a lot of ingredients and it only takes 20 minutes to make and about 50 minutes to bake.
The time spent to make and bake this recipe is totally worth it, as you will end up with a delicious desert that fills your home with a wonderful aroma.
It can be served as a warm desert topped with vanilla ice cream, or cold served with tea or coffee.
500 gram sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
250 gram butter or margarine, melted
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs, beaten
1 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6-7 skin on grated tart apples
4 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
Powdered sugar for serving.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9×9 inch pan. with parchment paper. Sift together flour, baking powder, and set aside.
In a small bowl mix together grated apples, sugar and cinnamon, and set aside.
In a large bowl, mix together melted butter and sugar with a wooden spoon until smooth. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add milk. Blend in the flour mixture until combined. Spread half of the mixture evenly into the prepared pan. Spread the apple filling over the batter mixture. Spoon over the remaining batter mixture over the apple filling. I
Bake for 50 minutes in preheated oven. Cool in the pan, and cut into squares, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Enjoy as much as I do.