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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!
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 35 min.
  • Makes
    15 servings

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 sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, 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 13x9-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 in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Garnish with whipped cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 piece: 320 calories, 14g fat (6g saturated fat), 41mg cholesterol, 248mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 1g fiber), 5g protein.
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