Category: Dessert    |     Prep Time: 30 mins   |    Cook Time: 30 mins

Makes: Approx. 12 squares


Apples are a staple of American culture in the USA, particularly in the northeast, and are used to represent traditional American values. After all, there are few things more American than apple pie! This bite-size take on the traditional dish is enjoyed by SOS Children's Villages in Florida and Illinois, as well as by families across the United States.


These apple squares are easy to make and perfect for sharing! Serve them in the autumn for added seasonal joy when the air is crisp and apples are abundant, or enjoy them year-round!


Did you know? Apples are New York State’s largest export and inspired New York City’s nickname: The Big Apple!



  • ¼ cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup apples, peeled and chopped
  • ½ cup chopped nuts


  • 1 saucepan
  • Stovetop
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon for mixing
  • 8x8 baking pan
  • Oven



1. Melt butter in a saucepan, then remove from heat.

2. In a mixing bowl, add sugars, egg and vanilla to the melted butter. Mix with a wooden spoon until smooth.

3. Add the remaining dry ingredients, then mix in apples and nuts. Tip: some types of apples bake differently than others. Try using Cortland, Honey Gold, Fuji, Gala or Granny Smith apples to keep your squares firm once they’re baked!

4. Spread in a buttered 8x8 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.

5. Bake at 350 F for 30 minutes.

6. Cut the dessert into 12 even squares.

7. Enjoy your apple squares with family and friends!


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