Apple Bars

The paper this recipe was from called them “apple brownies,” but with no chocolate and a very un-brown batter, I’m not sure that the name fits. What ever kind of appley baked good they are, they’re well worth trying!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (I skipped this)
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2″ chunks

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 8X8″ pan well. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl, then set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, and egg. I waited until now to peel the apples so they wouldn’t get a chance to go brown.

Stir the apple chunks and nuts, if using, into the sugar mixture.

Stir the flour mixture into the apple/sugar mixture until evenly moistened.

Transfer to the prepared pan.

Bake 40-50 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test. Mine was set at 45.

Let cool 30 minutes before eating.

While I was stirring everything together, it didn’t seem like a lot of batter for all that apple, but it filled out while baking. Also got a nice crisp top!

Apple Bars

From the September 13-19, 2012 issue of The Hippo.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup salted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 2 large apples, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/2″ chunks

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 8X8″ pan well. Whisk together the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, salt, and baking soda in a medium bowl, then set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, sugar, and egg. Stir the apple chunks and nuts into the sugar mixture. Add the flour mixture into the apple/sugar mixture, stirring until evenly moistened, then transfer to the prepared pan.

Bake 40-50 minutes, until it passes the toothpick test. Let cool 30 minutes before eating.

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About sparecake

My name's Corinne, and I like cake, cookies, and chocolate! Also, non-c-things such as ponies, Star Trek, and biking. I write a food blog and a blog about life, wide open spaces, and museum work. Nice to meet you!
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