Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Dream Squares

Pumpkin Dream Squares

We have had these for dessert quite a few times and they are moist and delicious. The actual name of the recipe is Apple Dream Squares, but I have used all sorts of fruit butters to make them and apple just seems to be restrictive.

1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 pound margarine
1 cup brown sugar, packed
1 cup apple butter
2 eggs
1/2 cup chopped nuts
powdered sugar
  • Place the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Cut in the butter until mixture is crumbly.
  • Add all at once brown sugar, apple butter, eggs and chopped nuts. Stir with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are moistened and blended.
  • Place mixture in a greased 9x13x2 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until center tests done with a toothpick.
  • Cool, cut into squares and dust with powdered sugar.
I have used apple butter, pumpkin butter and cranberry butter to make these and all have turned out delicious! These also always take longer than 30 minutes (at least in my oven) - they usually need another 10 minutes to fully cook. I also think that some raisins would be a nice touch - I never add them though because when these are made, half of the family would not like the addition! Finally, the type of nuts I use are pecans - I think that they have the best flavor with the fruit.

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