Monday, June 11, 2012

In the Kitchen with Jason: Harvest Time Apple Squares

This recipe came with Jess when we moved in together 100 years ago. I have no clue where it originated but I do know that it is fantastically yummy.

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup butter, still cold
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 1/2 cups apples; peeled, cored and chopped
    • about 4ish apples makes this
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Mix together flour, brown sugar, 1/2 cup sugar and cinnamon in a medium bowl.
  • Cut in the butter until it is course crumbs.
  • Reserve 2 cups of the crumb mixture
  • Press remaining mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 baking dish.
  • Beat cream cheese and milk with electric mixer on medium speed until blended.
  • Add remaining 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla, and the egg and mix well.
  • Pour over crust in the 9x13 baking pan.
  • Top with the apples.
  • Sprinkle with the remaining crumb mixture.
  • Bake for 30 minutes.
  • Store in the refrigerator once it cools.
This recipe makes a fantastic apple dessert that is a nice change from traditional apple pie.

Please enjoy!

-Chef Jason

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