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Custardy Apple Squares Recipe

Custardy apple squares with step wise photos.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16 squares


  • All Purpose Flour - 1/2 cup
  • Apples - 3 medium
  • Baking powder - 1 tsp
  • Sugar - 1/3 cup
  • Eggs - 2
  • Salt - 1 pinch
  • Milk - 3/8 cup or 6 tbsp
  • Vanilla extract - 2 tsp
  • Unsalted melted butter - 2 tbsp
  • Confectioner’s sugar - for dusting optional


  • Heat the oven to 400 F/200 C. Butter an 8 inch pan and line the bottom with a parchment paper.
  • Peel the apples. Slim the apples thinly using a mandoline, turning it around till you reach the core.
  • If you do not have a mandoline, simply core the apple and slice them as thin as possible with a sharp knife. Do not worry if the slices are not uniform in size.
  • In a mixing bowl whisk together flour and baking powder.
  • In another large mixing bowl, add sugar, pinch of salt and break open the eggs one by one.
  • Whisk for 2 mins, till the sugar is completely dissolved and the eggs turn pale.
  • Whisk in vanilla extract, followed by milk and melted butter.
  • Add the flour and whisk till smooth without any lumps.
  • Add the sliced apples and with a spatula gently fold till the slices are coated well.
  • Scrape the batter into the pan and gently even out the top.
  • Bake for 40-50 mins or until the top is golden and the top is puffed well.
  • A skewer inserted will come out clean.
  • Custardy Apple Squares and ready.
  • Transfer to a rack to cool, dust the top with confectioner’s sugar (optional step).
  • Slice into squares and serve.