Apple Crumble Squares
This is a great dessert idea to finish off a weekend meal at the cottage.
Kathy’s Apple Crumble Squares
Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 9 medium servings (9X9 pan)
The Ingredients You Need
1 cup of sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon of baking powder
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
1/4 cup of melted butter
1/2 cup of of white sugar
1/2 cup of brown sugar (pack it down)
1 large egg
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 box of instant butterscotch pudding mix (99 grams)
2 cups of chopped apples
1/2 cup of finely-chopped walnuts
1 cup of all-purpose flour
3/4 cup of brown sugar
1/2 cup of cold cubed butter (small cubes)
The Gear You Need
Large mixing bowl
Medium mixing bowl
9X9 baking pan ( 2 or 3 inches deep)
Sifter or hand strainer
How to Make the Apple Squares
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Grease the 9X9 pan with some butter and then dust it with a touch of flour.
Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon in the medium mixing bowl – set it aside.
In the large mixing bowl use the wooden spoon to mix together the melted butter, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, 1/2 cup of white sugar.
Then stir in the egg, vanilla and butterscotch pudding mix.
Take the flour mixture in the medium bowl and add it to the ingredients in the large bowl – blend / stir until it is all combined.
Stir in the apples and walnuts.
Spread the entire mixture evenly in the 9X9 pan.
How to Make the Crumble Topping
In the empty medium bowl mix the 3/4 cup of brown sugar and the cup of flour.
Mix in the cubes of butter with a fork (or use your hands) until the topping is crumbly.
Spread the topping loosely on the squares.
Bake the apple crumble squares for 30 minutes at 350 degrees in the preheated oven.
It is done when it “springs back” if lightly touched.
Allow the dessert to cool in the pan before serving.
This apple crumble square recipe is a wonderful dessert option for a cottage weekend. The squares go well with Saturday breakfast or Sunday brunch at the cabin.
They are also excellent choices as morning snacks to go with a coffee on the dock.