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Grandma's Sour Cream Apple Squares is an old-fashioned dessert that will have your family begging for more.  These delicious bars have two layers including a creamy apple layer and a sweet brown sugar crust. Serve these with whipped cream just like our Grandma did.
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Grandma's Sour Cream Apple Squares

Grandma's Sour Cream Apple Squares is an old-fashioned dessert that will have your family begging for more.  These delicious bars have two layers including a creamy apple layer and a sweet brown sugar crust. Serve these with whipped cream just like our Grandma did. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grandma's Sour Cream Apple Squares, Sour Cream Apple Bars, Sour Cream Apple Squares
Servings: 16 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups apples, peeled and finely chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • With a mixer, blend flour, brown sugar and softened butter until crumbly. The consistency should be that of sand; stir in chopped nuts.
  • Press 2 3/4 cups of the mixture into an ungreased 9x13 inch pan.
  • To the remaining mixture, add cinnamon, baking soda, salt, sour cream, vanilla and egg; blend well. Stir in apples.
  • Spoon evenly over the base in pan.
  • Bake for 25 to 35 minutes or until golden brown, and a toothpick comes out clean.
  • Cut into squares, and serve with whipped cream if desired.

Notes

  • Grandma's original sour cream apple squares recipe says you can use butter or margarine. Just be sure it's softened before using.
  • To lower the fat content, swap in low fat or nonfat sour cream.
  • What's the best baking apple? We always follow the theory "What would Grandma use?"  We know Grandma would use whatever apple she had on hand.  If you are buying some apples just for this dessert, use Granny Smith apples.
  • Be sure to peel the apples before adding to the sour cream dessert bar recipe.
  • You can use a 9x13 inch baking dish or if you have old Corning Ware, use the rectangle 2 Quart dish.  Just know that you'll need to increase the baking time to almost 45 minutes. Be sure a toothpick comes out clean.
  • These Sour Cream Dessert Bars with apples are delish served hot with whipped cream or ice cream, but are also just as delicious served cold from the refrigerator. 
  • Love apples? Try Grandma's Apple Crisp, Crock Pot Apple Crisp Pork Chops, and Old Fashioned Apple Cake with Caramel Sauce.