“A” Is for Autumn and Apples ❦ Caramel Apple Crumble Squares

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars |© Urban Cottage Life.com

I’m excited to be working with a new client, Middlesex County’s Economic Development department, helping them promote tourism via the addition of a food and recipe column to their quarterly newsletter.

As you know, I live in London, Ontario. What you may not know is that London is located within Middlesex County, an agricultural gem dotted with towns and villages and home to all manner of food producers and purveyors. Over the next year I’ll be exploring the county and showcasing produce through my column.

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars |© Urban Cottage Life.com

For the end of September newsletter, corn first came to mind as the harvest was still going strong at the time I was writing my article. However, I knew it would be tailing off soon, and I wanted to feature something that would be available throughout the fall and even beyond. I decided on apples. After all, I’ve been enamoured of apples all my life.

Before you know it, I was on the road, visiting orchards in the county, finding apples that would work for the recipe I had in mind to develop: Caramel Apple Crumble Squares. Sounds good, right? And if you don’t mind my saying so, I think they look pretty good too! Let’s just say they taste as good as they look. For the recipe and article, please visit the fall newsletter, here; it’s the third article down. And, by the way, now you know why I made that caramel sauce recently.

I hope you’ll feel inspired to visit Middlesex County!

Caramel Apple Crumble Bars |© Urban Cottage Life.com


  1. I love a good crumble, Mar, but have never seen one prepared as a “square.” What a great idea! Your presentation is so much cleaner than any of my crumbles. Yours is what mine dream of being once they’ve grown up. 🙂

    • Thanks so much for your feedback, John. I wanted the “feeling” of a crisp or crumble, or even a pie, but with the elegance of those thin layers of apple. I upped my game since this was for a paid assignment!

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