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Apple Harvest Squares Recipe

Apple Harvest Squares Recipe

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.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 40 min. YIELD:20 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 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 flaked coconut


  • 1. In a bowl, combine flour, salt and 1/3 cup sugar. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles fine crumbs; press into the bottom of a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. 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.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine remaining sugar with the rest of the ingredients. Spoon over baked apples; bake for another 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into squares while still warm. Yield: about 20 servings.

Nutritional Facts

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

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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."

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!"

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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