Sunday, September 12, 2010

Cranberry, Apple and Almond Squares

Another delicious recipe from Liz Franklin's, "brownies and bars". I really like this book! The few recipes that I have tried, have turned out really well. I love cranberries and almonds, and this recipe is just perfect. As usual, I reduced the sugar and sweetness turns out just right.  This cake has a lovely soft texture with a light buttery moist.  I will be making this again, for sure!

I am linking this to :
 Potluck Sunday at Mommy's Kitchen 
Cookbook Sundays at Brenda's Canadian Kitchen

Cranberry, Apple and Almond Squares
(adapted from "brownies and bars" by Liz Franklin)
Makes 15
Preparation time : 45 minutes
You will need a lightly buttered deep roasting tin or cake tin measuring 20 x 30 cm/8 x 12 inches
Ingredients :
250 gm/9 oz butter
250 gm/9 oz caster sugar, plus extra for sprinkling (I use 180gm)
4 eggs, beaten
250 gm/9 oz self-raising flour
150 gm/5 oz dried cranberries
2 dessert apples, cored and chopped
150 gm/5 oz flaked almonds

Preheat the oven to 180C/350F/gas mark 4.  Cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy and then add the eggs, a little at a time until they are all fully incorporated.  Stir in the flour, followed by the cranberries and apples.  Add half the almonds and then spoon the mixture into the prepared tin.

Scatter over the remaining almonds and bake for 30 minutes, or until golden and springy.

Leave to cool in the tin, sprinkle with a little caster sugar and cut into squares.  Store in an airtight container.


  1. I love cranberries and almonds too (and apples!). I bet these squares are so moist and delicious with all those wonderful flavours. Thank you so much for linking up to Cookbook Sundays today. I hope you're having a great weekend and enjoy the rest of your day!

  2. Oh my! - what a lovely looking recipe! I love the combo of apples, cranberries and almonds! Perfect for Fall in NH! Fun to find you from Pot Luck Sunday! :-)

  3. Beautiful the cake! Looks very soft and buttery!!

  4. A perfect coffee cake! So soft and moist!

  5. great recupe..and the texture looks amazing.

  6. Scrumptious looking squares..

  7. I love fall, because it's the best baking weather, and this looks so good.

  8. Hi Brenda,
    Cookbook Sundays sure is a fun way to inspire us to cook up the much-awaited recipes from our cookbooks! Thank you!

    Hi Avril Miller,
    Thank you for stopping by! I've just hopped over to yours and you have a lovely site. Potluck Sundays sure is a fun way to meet new blogger friends! Thank you for following! Hope you have a lovely day!

    Hi petite nyonya,
    Yes, this cake is soft and has the buttery taste, just as I like!

    Hi Angie,
    This cake is soft and moist.

    Hi s,
    Thank you for visiting! Hope to see you again, and have a nice day.

    Hi Priya,
    Thank you!

    Hi Debbie,
    Thank you for stopping by! This is indeed a delightful cake to bake. Love your site. Have a nice day!

  9. thank you so much for stopping by mangiabella, i am delighted to become your newest follower - great job on this recipe!! this reminds me of the perfect fall day, the cranberries, the apples, the almonds....i can picture myself cozy-ing up by the fire, reading a great book, sipping a rich flavorful cup of coffee, and snacking on these little niblets hehe - have a glorious day sweet bella

  10. This cake sounds lovely with the cranberries, apples and almonds! It would be perfect with a cup of tea right now. Thanks! :)

  11. Hi there, just found your blog. You have great recipes here! This one in particular sounds fantastic, the combination of almond with any dried fruit is enough to get me salivating

  12. Hi mangiabella,
    Thank you for joining me! Yup, this delightful cake is great with a cup of hot coffee! Cheers!

    Hi scrambledhenfruit,
    This is great with tea too! I'm love both coffee and tea!

    Hi Brittany,
    Glad to find you here. Thank you! I know what you mean about almonds! Have a nice day!

  13. Only those whom are full of love can produce something so lovely and yummy.

  14. Hi One,
    Wow, thank you for the lovely comment!

  15. wow what a beautiful n soft cake the all flavores in it ..yummy


  16. Un gâteau magnifique.
    Je te prends une tranche pour goûter.
    Bonne semaine et à bientôt.

  17. Hi Satya,
    Hi Nadji
    Thank you for stopping! Have a nice day!

  18. I love cranberries in cakes! This looks scrumptious - so thick and tender. Would love a piece right now with my cup of tea!

  19. I share your love of cranberries and almonds! This sounds like a delightful recipe and beautifully presented.

  20. Hi Reeni,
    Hi Savoring Time in the Kitchen,
    Thank you for your lovely comments! Have a great day!

  21. It looks so yummy! Healthy too! I should try it!

  22. Hi Malar,
    Yup this is yummy, good with a cup of tea or coffee!

  23. I can't believe how many delicious cakes you have on your blog.. You can open an entire restaurant serving your recipes on this blog :)