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Apple Walnut Squares Recipe

Apple Walnut Squares Recipe

I MAKE "apple everything" in fall when the new crop is in, and I was happy to add this delicious recipe to my apple dishes. A lady at church shared it with me. Sometimes I'll top the squares with a cream cheese frosting, especially if I'm having company. -Leona Pecoraro, Ravenden, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12-16 servings


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2-1/2 cups finely chopped peeled tart apples
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • 1. In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar; beat in egg. Combine flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well (dough will be stiff). Stir in apples.
  • 2. Spread batter into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Combine brown sugar, walnuts, cinnamon and vanilla; sprinkle over batter.
  • 3. Bake at 350° for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool. Cut into squares. Yield: 12-16 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 235 calories, 11g fat (2g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 199mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein.

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manga User ID: 4211076 259098
Reviewed Jan. 2, 2017 Edited Jan. 3, 2017

"I made this because the reviews said how delicious it was. If you follow the recipe., there is not enough dough to fit a 9 x 13 pan. I put it in a 9 x 9 pan. I didn't taste enough dough and apples."

Locowoman5777 User ID: 8761700 243280
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2016

"I can't stop making these they r delicious!"

hketterer User ID: 6214474 202786
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

"Excellent, easy to follow and turned out great ! The family, friends,& neighbors told me it was a keeper!"

Loiscooks User ID: 3656565 29907
Reviewed Aug. 12, 2013

"Delicious. You can cut down on sugar/calories. I cut the sugar down to less than 1/2 cup, and I used a very scant 1/2 cup brown sugar (not packed). It turned out excellent. I will make this again. Thanks for such a good recipe!"

Nana2ian User ID: 3851089 24143
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"I found this recipe easy to follow and can share with any level baker I know. The taste was amazing. My husband who does not like most sweets love it and ask for second!! I love that i can substitute with another fruit. This will def be my go to recipe in the fall. The smell of the square cooking, filled the house. and everyone in my house was saying "what the great smell""

Nana2ian User ID: 3851089 50425
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2011

"<p>Love this recipe easy to follow , I am def interested in add the blueberries, let you know how that goes. My husband who does not like most sweets, found this amazing and asked for second. The house smelled so great while I was cooking it. Def will make this one a go to recipe. I love that I will be able to change the fruit ..</p>"

CrazyMustangMary User ID: 1181881 48539
Reviewed Apr. 7, 2010

"Excellent! I divided the dough and made half the pan apple and half blueberry (frozen). Both were great. I am anxious to try other fruits."

euge1 User ID: 3773156 29819
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"i forgot to say that i added a grinder full of ground flax seed...... delicous"

euge1 User ID: 3773156 23908
Reviewed Jan. 12, 2010

"i loved this recipe i modified it a bit ...i replaced shortening for apple sauce...reduced sugar by half.... used half c white flour, half c whole wheat flour and half a c of oats...tons of apples blueberries cranberries and rind of lemon and whole juice of the lemon added 11/2 c walnuts and added 2 tsp of cinnamon to bottom mixture and i omitted the salt....delicous...i loved it"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 66321
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009

"These were absolutely delicious! I substituted butter for the shortening."

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