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Apple Harvest Squares

This recipe is more than 75 years old. Mom made it often, since it was Dad's favorite. We have so many wonderful apple orchards in Rhode Island, and I really enjoy taking my grandsons out to pick our own. —Maxine Hearney, Providence, Rhode Island
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
  • Makes
    about 20 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 4 cups sliced peeled apples
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1-1/3 cups sweetened shedded coconut

Directions

  • In a bowl, combine flour, salt and 1/3 cup sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs; press into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan.
  • Arrange the apple slices on top of crumbs; sprinkle with lemon juice. Combine 1/3 cup sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Bake at 375° for 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining sugar with the rest of the ingredients. Spoon over baked apples; bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares while still warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 195 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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