The Best Apple Squares Ever!

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Out of all the recipes I have on this blog, I’d have to say that this recipe is probably the most loved by my family.  It’s special for a lot of reasons.  It was made by Dave’s Great Aunt Bunny for the holidays as long as he can remember, before she passed away.  Luckily, Dave’s sister Kristy carried on the tradition and makes them every Thanksgiving!  It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without them!  As soon as we’re done our Thanksgiving meal, everyone grabs an apple square because they know that they’ll disappear fast!  Whenever I eat them,  I think of Bunny and how much she influenced me in the kitchen.  She always went “all out” when it came to food!  She always made a variety of desserts on special occasions so everyone had their favorite!  And she made the best Birthday cakes for everyone!

If you asked anyone in our family, they would agree that these apple squares taste like apple pie, but are much better!  The crust is nice and flaky and the apple filling doesn’t get runny like some apple pies do.  This recipe has a special ingredient…corn flake crumbs!  Trust me, it’s awesome!

You’re not going to LIKE this recipe…you’re going to LOVE  it!

This recipe is linked to:

Prairie StoryDelectable TuesdayMommy’s KitchenSweets for a SaturdayHearth ‘n Soul Blog HopTempt My Tummy TuesdayTasty Tuesday (For the Love of Blogs)Gooseberry Patch Recipe Round-UpMade From Scratch Tuesday Mess Hall to Bistro



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  1. 1

    says

    I love when recipes have a story or a family tie. Your story about these bars makes them just a little more special, and I think you’re correct – these look great!

  2. 3

    says

    I also make an apple bar that is very similar to this one. My husband looks forward to them every year when Jonathan Apples are in season. I love special family recipes – thank you for sharing.

  3. 4

    Rachel B. says

    This looks SOOO good! I actually have never had an apple square. I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for posting.

  4. 6

    says

    These look awesome…and I love anything with apples. But wondering if you’ve ever tried them with anything other than a granny smith? Thanks for sharing a family favorite…

    • 6.1

      Jane Doiron says

      Hi Marsha,
      Granny Smith’s are good because they don’t get too mushy or watery by the time the crust is fully cooked.

  5. 8

    says

    I know what you mean about those memorable family dishes that just have to be there. My grandma always makes her fried shrimp and it wouldn’t be a holiday without it. Unlike your family though, no one else in our family knows how to make it. I guess we better learn. Thank you for coming by and linking this up to Sweets for a Saturday. They really do look like fantastic apple squares. I don’t think I’d be able to stop myself from cutting off sliver after sliver of those, each time telling myself, just one more. Hope that you’ll be able to join in again next week. By then, I’ll have a cute button that you can grab and add to your post.

  6. 10

    says

    Oh my goodness!! I haven’t had apple squares since I was a child. My great grandmother made them and they were SO incredib;y good. I remember them looking just like the ones in your photo. I’ve never had her recipe but I am betting it is the same…or at least very similar.
    Thank you so much for posting this recipe. I am going to try to make them for sure!
    So glad I discoered your blog today. I’m your newest follower :)
    Jenn

  7. 11

    says

    YUM! I can’t wait to give these a try. Coming over from Prairie Story Recipe Swap. Would love to have you check out my blog and join my carnival on Thursdays. Have a great weekend. And I currently have a Girl Scout Cookie giveaway going on.

    Wendy
    Around My Family Table

  8. 13

    says

    I always love recipes that are the best ever – especially when they are made with love like Aunt Bunny did. I love apple pie and so I l know I would love this too! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Hearth and Soul Hop!

  9. 16

    Lou-Ellen says

    l just love this apple squares receipe, the most tastiest apple receipe l had ever tasted!!!!!! lt also works for cherry squares as well, used the cherry pie filling instead of the apple, Thank-You for giving us all of your delicious secrets!!!!
    Your faithful fan
    Lou-Ellen

  10. 17

    Cindy says

    This is a special recipe in our family too :) My mother in law gave me this exact recipe. She’s been making it for as long as she remembers, and our family LOVES these!!!

    • 18.1

      Jane says

      Hi Jean,
      We usually make them the day before we need them. I think Tuesday would be too early to make them if you’re serving them on Friday. I have never tried freezing them.

  11. 19

    says

    I Googled apple squares….. and when I saw the title of yours “The Best Apple Squares Ever” I figured I’d stumbled on something really yummy.

    Haven’t made them yet…. but I’ve got apples sitting in my kitchen that are starting to wonder when I’m going show off their best side…..

    Looking forward to them later……..

    Happy cooking, baking and enjoying your day!

  12. 20

    Jennifer Ross says

    i learned last year how to make cranberry sauce, i might try these both with apples and with homemade cranberry sauce filled (-:

  13. 21

    says

    Thank you so much for sharing over at Weekend Potluck. And thank you also for linking back!! These look so good. We love anything apple in my house. And they hold such a special memory for you which makes it even more of a treasure. I’m going to share these on facebook today too. Hope you have a beautiful Sunday! ~Brandie

  14. 22

    says

    Poppin in to thank you for linking up this yummy recipe at Weekend Potluck. This sounds like such a fabulous dish…I know it’s one of your favorites, so I must try it soon. Thanks for sharing – please come back soon.

  15. 23

    says

    Having read this I thought it was rather informative.
    I appreciate you taking the time and energy to put this informative
    article together. I once again find myself spending a lot of time both reading and posting comments.
    But so what, it was still worth it!

  16. 24

    Steph says

    These look wonderful and I’ve been hungry for them as well as my family. I always made apple squares for my family’s pig roast but I just thought I would look at some other recipes. I’ve never seen cornflakes used on top of the crust, what is the purpose of the cornflakes? Just curious?

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