Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fresh Apple Brownies

Apples, apples everywhere! My boss, Margaret has apple trees in her yard. They aren't pretty to look at, but they bake up great. Margaret has been busy making pies and bars and freezing them for future enjoyment. She sent a box of apples home with me so I knew I had to get busy before they go bad. I found this recipe in my collection. It is handwritten and I have no idea where I got it from, so I can't give anyone credit. But it uses a fair amount of apples (2 - 2-1/2 cups, chopped) and it tastes very good. The apple taste shines through! And since I love nuts in everything, I was generous when it came time to add them.

This picture is "before" the batter went in the oven.
This one is when it came out.

Fresh Apple Brownies
(source unknown)

Cream together:
1/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
3 Tbsp cream or milk

Mix dry ingredients together:
3/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 cup flour

Add dry ingredients to creamed mixture. Mix together.

2 - 2-1/2 cups finely chopped apples
1/4 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Spread in a greased 9X13 pan. Bake @ 375 deg for 30-35 minutes or till lightly browned. Cool completely before cutting.

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