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Sour Cream Apple Squares Recipe

Sour Cream Apple Squares Recipe

Mom and I formulated this recipe back in the '50s after visiting a friend's farm where they made the most delicious sour cream ever. Our first try was perfect, and these apple squares soon became a favorite to serve at social functions. Years ago, we made six pans of these squares when a young Johnny Carson presented his magic show at our card club!
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min. YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • Whipped cream, optional


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine the flour, brown sugar and butter; beat at low speed until crumbly. Stir in nuts. Press about 2-3/4 cups into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan.
  • 2. To the remaining crumb mixture, add the cinnamon, baking soda, salt, sour cream, vanilla and egg. Beat until thoroughly combined. Stir in apples. Spoon evenly over crust. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 320 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein .

Reviews for Sour Cream Apple Squares

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Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015 Edited Aug. 8, 2016

"This was moist and very tasty. I added 3 cups of apples."

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

"Made this exactly as written and we loved it! Moist and full of flavor"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2012

"I also made this from a Pillsbury recipe inte 70's. It's very good with a scoop of vanilla icecream!"

Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

"I too misplaced this recipe and am happy to recover it. We sometimes made it with a cream sauce."

Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"This recipe was really easy and absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"My grandmother came across this recipe in your magazine when I was younger and made it for special occasions. She misplaced the recipe and never found it again. I was so happy to find it again on your website!"

Reviewed Sep. 18, 2010

"I found this same recipe in an old Pillsbury Bakeoff book from the 70's. Is that you guys? Wow!"

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.