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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.

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manga User ID: 4211076 228832
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015 Edited Aug. 8, 2016

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

ohara6 User ID: 1663786 16324
Reviewed Jun. 26, 2014

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

ljh529 User ID: 1728644 37483
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!"

annsway1 User ID: 1667005 37481
Reviewed Feb. 14, 2012

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

Raemary User ID: 1276394 15351
Reviewed Oct. 10, 2010

"This recipe was really easy and absolutely delicious!"

sperbeckm User ID: 4516960 17240
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!"

ghenne User ID: 915261 11559
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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