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Sour Cream Apple Squares

 Sour Cream Apple Squares
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!
12-15 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 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 McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
  • Whipped cream, optional

Directions

  • 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.
  • 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.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 piece) equals 320 calories, 14 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 248 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.
Wine: Sweet White Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.