Apple Squares
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins
Total time: 40 mins
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1½ cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or vanilla extract)
  • 1 can apple pie filling (I used about ½ of a 21 oz can)
  • cinnamon and sugar mixture (1/4 teaspoon cinnamon+ tablespoon sugar)
  • powdered sugar (apply when cooled)
Instructions
  1. preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. spray a ¼ sheet pan (or 13x9 pan) with a non stick baking spray
  3. Beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  4. add in eggs and mix thoroughly
  5. mix in flour and vanilla until blended and smooth
  6. pour batter into pan and spread smooth
  7. score batter with a knife into 24 squares
  8. cut apple pieces in half and place them in the middle of each square so they can fit into each square nicely
  9. sprinkle with powdered sugar
  10. bake for 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean (be careful to not over bake or like any cake they will become dry, add a minute at a time if needed until they are just baked through)
  11. allow tray of apple squares to cool,
  12. then cut again into the square shapes and dust with powdered sugar and serve
Notes
If you use unsalted butter you may want to add ¼ teaspoon salt to batter.
Add more cinnamon to the apples filling or to the batter if you like a stronger cinnamon flavor.
Recipe by Created by Diane at https://www.createdby-diane.com/2014/07/apple-squares.html