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.




Friday Favorites – Apple Muffins

bake-pie2Apple season is just about here!

How about a quick and easy recipe to celebrate? 🙂

Apple Muffins

½ c. butter
1 c. sugar
1 egg
1- ½ c. flour
½ tsp salt
1-½ tsp baking soda
1 tsp cinnamon
½ c sweet cider
1 medium apple (Cortland or any good cooking apple)

Cream sugar and butter. Stir in egg and cider. Add flour and rest of dry ingredients. Peel and core apple and cut into thin wedges. Sprinkle wedges with a mixture of some sugar and cinnamon. Stir into muffin mix.
Fill paper muffin cups 2/3 full and Bake 45 minutes @ 375 degrees or until done
Makes 1 dozen

Enjoy your weekend! See everyone Monday with the new questions. 🙂