Apple Squares ~ Lunchbag Week 36

I LOOOVE a new kitchen toy – really I do. If there were a twelve-step program for Pampered Chef addicts I’d be showing up at a meeting every Tuesday night. So when I won a CSN stores giveaway on Mind of a Mad Woman, well, a new kitchen toy was the obvious choice! Say hello to my new friend, the Hamilton Beach stand mixer! Once it arrived I of course wanted to use it ASAP, so I started hunting down recipes that 1.) required a longer mixing time than the 30 seconds I’m usually willing to devote to that sort of thing, and 2.) included ingredients I already had in the house. What I came up with is loosely based on a recipe from Recipezaar, but very loosely since once I started putting things together I realized everything in the recipe was in grams instead of the usual measurements – oh, well, it turned out nicely, so I’m going with it!9 Tbsp (1 stick + 1 Tbsp) butter, softened
2 lg eggs
1/2 cup milk
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 1/4 cups flour
3 medium apples, peeled, cored, and thinly sliced (pull out that Pampered Chef peeler-corer-slicer)
2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 cup brown sugar

Dump everything except the apples, cinnamon, and brown sugar in the mixing bowl.
Mix on low until combined, then on medium for three minutes.
Pour into a greased bar pan.
Press apple slices into batter.
Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon.
Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

On Friday I’ll be linking this recipe to the recipe swaps at Colleen’s Kitchen and Grocery Cart Challenge, so drop by and share!

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9 thoughts on “Apple Squares ~ Lunchbag Week 36”

  1. I got my stand mixer 3 years ago and after dusting it off last year I am finally using it for making cookies. I am a slow mixer by hand and now I make cookies once a week!!!

    Also, I have an apple peeler/corerererer/slicer that Santa brought and that thing rocks!!!

  2. These look delicious! BTW,I'll be back for your Derby Posts! I was born in raised in Louisville, though I don't live there now! There's nothing like that first day in May, rummaging in my aunt's backyard for some mint for those Julips! We always celebrated my grandfather's birthday on Derby Day, so it was a yearly celebration event!

  3. Both the mixer and the squares look gorgeous! I love apples in desserts – thanks for sharing your recipe.

  4. Now THAT'S a mixer! Oooh … I'd put that baby to good use 🙂

    These bars sound fabulous. And simple. Thanks, as always, for sharing…

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