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Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares are so easy to make and great for fall and holiday baking!

I am so ready to get going on holiday baking and spend some more time in the kitchen with the kids testing out some fun new treats.

One of our new favorites is this recipe for Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares.

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This recipe for Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares is so easy to prepare.

It only takes 1 bowl to make if you melt the butter in the same bowl that you plan to prepare the batter in and the prep work only takes about 5 minutes.

Even Logan or Madeline can handle whipping up a batch of Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares if I handle chopping the pecans and apples for her.

It is so fun to see their skills in the kitchen improve and their confidence in their abilities.

cinnamon apple pecan square recipe

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Technically this recipe is a dessert, but I’ll admit to eating some for breakfast this morning.

The apple squares aren’t overly sweet and they have fruit and nuts in them, so that makes them healthy…right?

I also like how they are soft and chewy.

These bars also freeze well once they’ve cooled and been cut into squares, so take an extra minute or two to make a double batch.

What recipes are you looking forward to baking this fall?

More Great Nut Recipes

If you’re looking for additional inspiration for your holiday treats this year, here are a few other favorite recipes that use Fisher Nuts.

Be sure to check out the Christmas Recipes Archive and the Dessert Recipe Archives if you need help building the rest of your holiday treat plans.

Do you like making candied nuts? Cinnamon Vanilla Glazed Walnuts or Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Bar Nuts make great gifts or an addition to any exchange party for something sweet and savory as well as a great snack to have out for all your holiday parties.

Bittersweet Chocolate Swirl Fruit and Nut Bark pairs bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, almonds, raspberries, strawberries, pumpkin and chia seeds for a delectable holiday treat.

These Caramel Pecan Gingersnap Thumbprints are a twist on the old classic Gingersnap recipe: the center is pressed a pecan half and a pool of caramel. Then, melted chocolate is drizzled on top.

Classic Pecan Christmas Turtles meet Chocolate Bark with the crunchy, salty addition of mini pretzels for a delicious sweet and salty Christmas Dark Chocolate Turtle Pretzel Bark.

Salted Vanilla Maple Nut and Seed Clusters taste indulgent but are anything but since they’re packed with all sorts of heart-healthy seeds and nuts. They make a fun addition to a a candy and nut gift box.

Enter Fisher’s Fresh Twist Contest

I am excited to work with Fisher Nuts this year to share some delicious nut recipes.

Fisher Nuts is also hosting a fun recipe contest for the best recipe that featuring pecans, walnuts, almonds, or peanuts.

The contest runs through October 22nd that you can enter for a chance to win some cool prizes, like a trip to New York City and the opportunity to meet chef Alex Guarnaschelli.

You check out the entries or enter a recipe of your own, visit MyFreshTwist.com

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cinnamon apple pecan square recipe

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares

Yield: 16 squares
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares are so easy to make and great for fall baking!

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped peeled apple

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line the baking pan with parchment paper. For instructions
  2. In a bowl, combine the sugar, butter and extracts.
  3. Combine until well mixed. Stir in egg. Add the flour and baking powder to the sugar mixture; mix well.
  4. Stir in pecans (reserve a few to sprinkle on top of the batter) and apples.
  5. Spread the batter for the Cinnamon Apple Pecan Squares in greased 8-inch square pan. Sprinkle the extra pecans on top.
  6. Bake 25 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
  7. Cool in pan on wire rack. Cut into 16 squares.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 16 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 196Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 33mgCarbohydrates 34gFiber 2gSugar 9gProtein 4g

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Olly

Saturday 19th of October 2013

I just made these, very nice snack cake and super fast to make!

Tieghan

Friday 18th of October 2013

I love pecans for holiday baking!! These bars look amazing!

Rena

Friday 18th of October 2013

What size pan?

Rena

Friday 18th of October 2013

Never mind, I see now. These look delicious thanks!

Allison

Friday 18th of October 2013

I'm a sucker for any kind of bar dessert. These look delicious!

Carrian

Friday 18th of October 2013

These look amazing! I love anything that has pecans!