Relish these nutty apple squares made distinctive with sour cream and a hint of cinnamon. A delicious dessert that you can serve with whipped cream or ice cream.
This recipe was the grand prize winner of the Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest in 1975.
- 2 Cups all purpose or unbleached flour
- 2 Cups firmly packed brown sugar
- 1/2 Cup margarine or butter, softened
- 1 Cup chopped nuts
- 1 - 2 Teaspoon salt
- 1 container sour cream (8 ounces)
- 1 Teaspoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 2 Cups finely chopped, peeled apples
Heat oven 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, combine flour, brown sugar and margarine; beat at low speed until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press 2 3/4 cups crumb mixture in bottom of ungreased 13x9-inch pan.
To remaining mixture, add cinnamon, baking soda, salt, sour cream, vanilla and egg; mix well. stir in apples. Spoon evenly over crumb mixture in pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 40 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool 30 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve warm or cool. If desired, serve with whipped cream or ice cream. Store in refrigerator.