Double Apple Squares with Caramel Drizzle

Double Apple Squares with Caramel Drizzle

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1 1/2 cups flour

1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/2 tsp. baking soda

1/4 tsp cloves

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 cup butter, room temperature

1/2 cup packed brown sugar plus 2 tablespoons brown sugar

1 large egg

1 cup apple butter

2 cups peeled Golden Delicious apples, small dice

1 1/2 cups toasted chopped pecans, divided

8 oz caramel candies, warmed and thinned with enough water for a drizzle

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a 9×13 pan with foil and grease. Mix flour, cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda, cloves and salt , set aside. Beat the butter and 1/2 cup brown sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, then apple butter. Mixture will look as if it’s curdled. Stir in the flour mixture. Fold in the diced apples and 1/2 cup pecans. Spread evenly into the prepared pan. In a small bowl combine the remaining pecans and the remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Sprinkle the sugar nut mixture over the top.. Bake for about 35 minutes or until the edges just begin to pull away and lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack. When cool , cut into squares and drizzle with caramel drizzle.

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