Apple Cranberry Squares

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

My son loves apple squares. I added some Craisins to the standard recipe and he loves it more now.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and brown sugar.
  2. Stir in oatmeal, flour and salt.
  3. Spread half oatmeal mixture in a 8" square glass pan.
  4. Spread applesauce evenly over oatmeal mixture.
  5. Sprinkle evenly with Craisins.
  6. Top with remainder of oatmeal mixture.
  7. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 30 minutes.


Most Helpful

After reading the other review I decided to adjust the flour and oats. I used 1 cup oats and 1 1/4 cup flour and that still didn't help with the texture of these. The flour-oat mixture never did set. It stayed crumbly and fell apart when removing from the pan. Nothing like a bar. The flavor was very good though.

~Nimz~ June 08, 2007

I was a little worried about the amount of flour and oats vs. the margarine and sugar, but I always hate to tamper with a recipe the first time I make it. This time I wish I had. The margarine/sugar/flour mixture mixes up kind of like sand, and it stays that way. Eating the finished product is like oats and applesauce mixed with sweet sand. At first I was going to suggest cutting down the amount of flour and oats, but then I realized that would be making it into essentially an apple crisp. In fact, rather than bars, it is more like an apple crisp with waaay too much flour. I did use my neighbor's homemade applesauce, which is very chunky, rather than canned applesauce, but I can't imagine that even canned sauce would absorb into the flour/oats mixture to make the texture acceptable on these. It sounded like a good idea, but--at least for me--it just didn't come out.

Jo Ann L April 05, 2004

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