Apple Squares With Cream Cheese Glaze


3  Large eggs
1/4  tsp. salt
1 3/4  Cups sugar
1  Cup vegetable oil (you can substitute any oil, like coconut)
2  Cups sifted all-purpose flour (whole wheat pastry flour would substitute well)
1  tsp. baking soda
1  tsp. ground cinnamon
1/2  tsp. nutmeg
3 1/2  Cups chopped unpeeled apples (Braeburn, Gala, or similar)
3/4  Cup chopped (finely) walnuts or nuts of your choice
1  tsp. vanilla extract

Cream Cheese Glaze:

1  (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1  Tbsp. butter, softened
2  Cups confectioners’ sugar
1/2  tsp. vanilla extract
1  Tbsp.  milk

For the Bars:

Preheat oven to 350° F. Coat a 15×10-inch jelly-roll pan with nonstick baking spray with flour; set aside. Leave the apples unpeeled, but remove core and chop the apples into small pieces.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine eggs and salt. Beat at medium speed until frothy, about 1 minute. Add the sugar and oil, and beat until blended.

In a medium bowl combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture, and beat just until combined.

Fold in the apples, nuts and vanilla. Pour into the prepared pan, spreading evenly. Bake for 30 minutes or until lightly browned and set. Set the pan on a wire rack, let cool.

For the Glaze:

Mix the cream cheese with the butter, confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and milk in a bowl.

Heat in a microwave for 15 seconds.

Drizzle spoonfuls over the cooled bars. Note: I cut my bars before drizzling them with glaze.

Recipe Adapted from Sprinkled with Flour Used my Grandma’s recipe as much as I could make all (they are all hand written and over 90 years old)


About Delicious Goodies

Love life, the outdoors, photography, reading, cooking, baking, spending time with family. Just a girl next door in what I call paradise - Southern California. By no means a professional cook, I do enjoy cooking, trying new recipes and sharing with others. I hope you enjoy what you find here! I have one Vegan in the family, so we are always making two meals, rather fun, and it allows us to try new ideas. When I was in Middle School I use to help my Grandmother make cookie canisters - every year at Christmas we would make an assortment of cookies, breads, candy and put them in a wrapped canister and give them as gifts. I still enjoy this idea, although haven't done it that much - at least not an assortment of goodies. I think this year will be the year I go back to that idea and see how everyone likes it. Have a wonderful week, and spread kindness everywhere you go!
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