Sunday, November 17, 2013

Apple Squares


                I'm working on our Thanksgiving menu, recipes and supplies, trying to be prepared for the annual feast with family and friends. It always creeps up on me! And each year, I try or hope to add a new recipe or dish to the meal, and this recipe caught my eye on Pinterest, I may have to make a practice batch! Oh, and that boiled cider I made last month, I used in a apple pie recently and it was a big hit, it tasted so much better! I'm sold of boiled cider, each year now!

Apple Squares with Maple Glaze


Cake
3 large eggs
1/4 tsp salt
1 3/4 cups sugar
1 cup vegetable oil (you can substitute any oil, like coconut)
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour (whole wheat pastry flour would substitute well)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
3 cups chopped unpeeled apples (Braeburn, Gala, or similar)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp vanilla extract


Maple Glaze
1 cup sifted powdered sugar
1 tbsp butter, softened
2-3 tablespoons whole milk
1 tbsp pure maple syrup (can use maple extract also)

Preheat oven to 350. Coat a 15x10 jelly roll pan with spray oil and set aside.  Leave the apples unpeeled but remove core and chop into bite size pieces.  In a bowl with electric mixer, combine eggs and salt and beat at med. speed until frothy, about 1 min. Add the sugar and oil, beat well to blend.  Add all dry ingredients and mix well.  Fold in the apples, nuts and vanilla. Pour into prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake for 30 min. or till done.  
For the glaze: Mix together all ingredients till smooth, drizzle or spread over almost cooled cake.  Allow to set, then cut into squares. 

A recipe from the collection at Sprinkled with Flour

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