Ah, autumn. That's when we typically think of fresh cider, crisp apples, frosty mornings and sunny afternoons. But, of course, in today's convenience-filled world one can enjoy apples year-round from their supermarket. My mother had some extra apples on hand last week and decided to dip into my recipe files for an Amish way to use these apples
Most of my apple recipes come from the New Order Amish settlement around Lyndonville, New York. This is lush apple country and the Amish tend many orchards in this area. You can experiment with what type of apple to use in this recipe. Most any will work, some better than others. A more tart apple will bring out the flavors in the bar the best, though.
These apple-walnut bars make a great breakfast alongside a cup of coffee and they pack great in a lunch pail for a treat for those who pack. Enjoy!
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 2 medium apples, peeled and chopped
- ¾ cup chopped walnuts
- In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
- Beat in egg.
- Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon; gradually add to the creamed mixture, just until combined.
- Stir in apple and walnuts.
- Pour into a greased 8-in. square baking dish. Bake at 350° for 35-40 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean.
- Cool on a wire rack
- Yield: 16 servings.
- Read more: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/apple-walnut-bars#ixzz3QspOkKGf