Apple and Sultana Squares

    40 minutes

    This is a very simple recipe can be served warm or cool and works well for after school snacks for kids or served at morning tea time.

    39 people made this

    Serves: 16 

    • 125g butter
    • 1 cup (200g) white sugar
    • 1 egg
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 2 cups (250g) plain flour
    • 2 teaspoons bicarbonate of soda
    • 3/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 cup (150g) sultanans
    • 1 cup (120g) chopped walnuts
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) stewed apples

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:30min  ›  Ready in:40min 

    1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C. Grease one 20x20cm cake tin.
    2. In a medium bowl cream butter, sugar, then stir in the egg and vanilla. Blend in cinnamon, flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt; add sultanas, walnuts and stewed apples. Mix well.
    3. Place mixture into the prepared cake tin and bake for 30 minutes. Cut into squares and serve.

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    I have made this twice now, the first time I made it according to Michelle's recipe and found it to be good, but it did not bake completely in the middle (even after baking close to an hour- edges were burning and middle was not set) and the bread rose up over the sides of the pan... so I made it again with some changes and it was excellent- here are my changes: 2 eggs instead of just 1 and baked it in a greased 9 x 13 pan for around 30 min- more manageable size "square" (not so high rising" and middle baked up completely.)  -  18 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This recipe has some mysteries. One egg is listed in ingredients but in instruction it says eggs (plural) I used 1 and it was crumbly so maybe 2? Also this is a cookie recipe? It calls for a 8 inch sq. pan and baking time took 50 minutes instead of thirty. Maybe it was supposed to be a 9x 13 pan for cookie squares and not cake squares. Probably will not make again. Flavor is okay but needs whipped cream or frosting of some kind.  -  05 Mar 2001  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    This was such a hit with my family! I had to substitute some things due to food allergies (used olive oil instead of butter, rice flour, sunflower seeds instead of walnuts). I also used 2 eggs and it made it just like a cake. I'm planning on making it for my son's birthday cake (since he's the one with all the food allergies). I've made it 3 times in the last 3 weeks and for different people- everyone raves about it and it's pretty healthy too!  -  04 Jan 2006  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)