Apple Harvest Squares Recipe
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Apple Harvest Squares Recipe

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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.
Recommended: The 13x9 Thanksgiving
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min.
MAKES: 20 servings


  • 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 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup chopped nuts
  • 1-1/3 cups sweetened shedded coconut

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 195 calories, 10g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 129mg sodium, 25g carbohydrate (15g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and 1/3 cup sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs; press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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. Yield: about 20 servings.
Originally published as Apple Harvest Squares in Country August/September 1992, p49

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shannondobos User ID: 5115022 254968
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2016

"These squares were delicious! They stayed together well and are even better after sitting for a day. I think they would be perfect if you subbed brown sugar for the white sugar in the coconut/milk/nut mixture."

raceywlf User ID: 3872239 36855
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"turned out really delicious, added 1 cup more apples, and sprinkled with a little nutmeg, to give it that little something, for the topping I added 1/3c. nuts, what I really liked, the slices stayed nice and firm even the next day, will definitely make it again. thanks for a great recipe!"

Grammacarrot User ID: 5625042 7791
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2010

"I have used this recipe for about 17 years. I got it from an elderly friend who was a wonderful cook and had a fantastic collection of family recipes. She shared many of them with me and this one has become a family favorite."

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