A is for Apple

As Clenna reminded us last week with her photos from the orchard – it’s apple season! 😀

I’d like to share a recipe that was my grandmother’s. She’s gone now, but she’ll always be with me in spirit. She was the original organized homemaker, but then that’s really all that girls of her generation had to strive for. She was delightfully funny (witty, actually!), rather shy (but a great story-teller), very generous, and had a way of letting you know she loved you . . . without a lot of words. I still miss her, but I know she’d be tickled that I’m sharing this recipe with you. It’s delicious and so easy to make!

Helen’s Apple Squares


1 cup flour

2 tbs baking powder

1 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

2 eggs

3/4c chopped walnuts

3 large apples (diced)

brown sugar to sprinkle on top


Mix together first 8 ingredients and

Pour into a greased 9″x13″ pan.

Sprinkle with brown sugar.

Bake at 375 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

Cool and cut into squares.





A is for Apple — 7 Comments

  1. O thank you!! Sounds easy. I have 4 pounds of Granny Smiths sitting on the counter to bake up a storm this weekend. I think I’ll try this one.

    Have a happy day!!

  2. Sounds yummy! I definately love this time of year for the apples, so many to choose from! This is my kind of recipe (SIMPLE!) if there is nothing I hate more, its complicated recipes that take 50 ingredients! Thats one thing I love about recipes that have been passed down by generations or finding recipes from older cook books is they used less ingredients and the finished product always tasted fabulous! Now adays it seems like every recipe has at least one product that you have to search all over town for.

    Crystal- Do you recommend a certain type of apple that tastes better in this recipe (sweet, sour? red/green?) or do you use whatever type of apple you have on hand?

  3. I love easy recipes that taste good too. Thanks for sharing, this is going to be a busy weekend, since I will be attending a conference on social media. I love to bake to relieve stress, so I will be giving this a try when I get time. Not only is is apple season its CARAMEL apple season, my favorite. See you tomorrow since I’m getting ready to go to Marketing class tonight. Thanks again.

  4. It sounds super easy so that is right up my alley! I hope to try it this weekend, would make a great dessert.

    My grandmother had a small apple orchard and every few years would make apple butter. It was a whole family/neighborhood event. There would be a big fire outside with a huge kettle on it. All the adults would take turns stirring; it would go on all day. The kids would roast marshmallows and hot dogs. I have never tasted apple butter as good as my grandmothers, you just cannot buy anything that tastes close to it!
    I have such fond memories of fall & apples thanks to my grandmother.

    Thanks for the recipe! (And also the trip down memory lane for me!)

  5. Hi AmandaSue
    We like sweet apples, in general, so that is what I usually have on hand.

    For this recipe – Golden Delicious, Cortland, or our new favorite, Honeycrisp, are all good choices!

    As Carol said, Granny Smith is great for baking – but since we like a sweeter apple here, I’d have to mix Granny Smith with a sweeter variety in a recipe.

  6. Oh how YUMMY!!! I love all your recipes, Crystal, and like usual I’m snatching up this one to add to my stash! Thank you, sweetie pie!
    Have a fun weekend! … Gosh, I can almost smell that cooking in the oven! mm-mm! 😀 xoxo’s Paulette

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