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Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares

Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares
3 votes, 4.67 avg. rating (89% score)
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Yield: 16 squares

This apple/cheese recipe for Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares favors the “cheese sliced thin and baked right in!”

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Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares
Photo/Art by Aimee Seavey

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups flour
  • 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 6 ounces Cheddar cheese, thinly sliced
  • 2-1/2 cups baking apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts or slivered almonds

Instructions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large bowl, mix together the flour, graham cracker crumbs, brown sugar, baking soda, and butter. Set aside 1-1/2 cups of the crumb mixture and pat the rest into an ungreased 9x13-inch baking dish. Place the cheese slices on top of the crumb mixture.

In a medium-size bowl, combine the apples and granulated sugar. Layer over the cheese. Add the nuts to the reserved crumb mixture and sprinkle over the apples. Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool completely, then cut into 2-inch squares. This can be served as a side dish with bean soup or as a dessert.

Updated Sunday, October 13th, 2013
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2 Responses to Cheesy Dapper Apple Squares

  1. Catherine Coleman May 12, 2005 at 5:54 am #

    This recipe was a winner of the Pillsbury Bake-off many years ago. I have been making this recipe for close to 20 years and I have never met anyone who didn’t love these squares. I use grated cheddar and be sure to not overbake as the edges will get hard. The original recipe from the back of a Pillsbury unbleached flour bag reads: An “easier than pie” dessert version of apple pie made this recipe a 21st Bake-Off Winner. An old dear friend of mine Cris emailed me with your recipe to ask if it was the right one she remembers from years ago. Now I will check out your publication for more food gems! Thank you PS I think the original creator of this recipe should get some credit, I’d love to know his or her name.

  2. Anonymous December 2, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    I loved making this recipe, waiting for the outcome: let me have just one. Or two, or more. They are very good with the crunchiness of a streusel-like top and bottom, and the combination of cheddar and apple flavors.

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