Applesauce Squares

Author: Canadian Living

  • Portion size 24 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2010

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cubed (1/2 inch/1 cm) cored peeled McIntosh apple
  • 4 cups cubed (1/2 inch/1 cm) cored peeled crispin apples
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup raisin
  • 2 tablespoons butter softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
Pastry:
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons water
Streusel:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup cold unsalted butter cubed

Method

In saucepan, bring McIntosh and Crispin apples, sugar, cinnamon sticks and water to boil. Reduce heat, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until McIntosh are broken down and Crispin are softened, 10 to 15 minutes.

Uncover and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often. Discard cinnamon. Stir in raisins, butter and vanilla. Let cool completely.

Pastry: Meanwhile, in bowl, whisk flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter. Whisk eggs with water; stir into flour mixture and press together to form dough. Press into disc; wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.

Streusel: In bowl, whisk flour with sugar. With pastry blender or 2 knives, cut in butter until in crumbs. Set aside.

On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry into 16- x 12-inch (40 x 30 cm) rectangle. Press over bottom and up sides of parchment paper–lined rimmed 14- x 10-inch (35 x 25 cm) baking sheet. Trim excess above rim. Spread filling over pastry; sprinkle with streusel.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven until firm and golden, about 40 minutes. Let cool completely.

Nutritional facts Per square: about

  • Sodium 77 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 215.0
  • Total fat 10 g
  • Potassium 75 mg
  • Cholesterol 46 mg
  • Saturated fat 6 g
  • Total carbohydrate 30 g

%RDI

  • Iron 8.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 21.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 2.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 9.0
  • Vitamin C 2.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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