Apple Squares


These squares are popular in the Quebec Mauricie region. They are similar to date squares prepared with oatmeal but have a moister texture.

Servings: 12 squares

Prep Time20 minsCook Time40 minsTotal Time1 hr

Oat mixture
 ¾ cup (170 g) butter
 1 cup (200 g) dark brown sugar
 2 cups (180 g) quick oats
 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
The Apples
 3 ½ cups (400 g) peeled and thinly sliced apple
 1 tbsp (14 g) diced butter
 ¼ cup (50 g) sugar

1

Set the oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven at 375 °F (190°C).

2

Oat mixture: blend butter and brown sugar. In a bowl, mix oats, flour and baking soda and mix in the butter-sugar mixture with your hands or a pastry blender.
With a food processor: mix oat, flour, baking soda and brown sugar. Add the butter in pieces and process a few seconds until homogenous.

3

Pour half of the mixture in a 8 po x 8 po ( 20cm x 20 cm) sqare pan and press with the palm of your hand. Cover with the apple and sprinkle with the sugar and dices of butter.

4

Cover the apples with remaining oat mixture and bake in the oven for about 40 Minutes until lightly golden on the edge. Cool completely before cutting.

Ingredients

Oat mixture
 ¾ cup (170 g) butter
 1 cup (200 g) dark brown sugar
 2 cups (180 g) quick oats
 1 cup (125 g) all-purpose flour
 1 tsp (5 ml) baking soda
The Apples
 3 ½ cups (400 g) peeled and thinly sliced apple
 1 tbsp (14 g) diced butter
 ¼ cup (50 g) sugar

Directions

1

Set the oven rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven at 375 °F (190°C).

2

Oat mixture: blend butter and brown sugar. In a bowl, mix oats, flour and baking soda and mix in the butter-sugar mixture with your hands or a pastry blender.
With a food processor: mix oat, flour, baking soda and brown sugar. Add the butter in pieces and process a few seconds until homogenous.

3

Pour half of the mixture in a 8 po x 8 po ( 20cm x 20 cm) sqare pan and press with the palm of your hand. Cover with the apple and sprinkle with the sugar and dices of butter.

4

Cover the apples with remaining oat mixture and bake in the oven for about 40 Minutes until lightly golden on the edge. Cool completely before cutting.

Apple squares

 

 

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