Apple Goo

I found this recipe in an old cookbook, Favorite Recipes of Indiana.  It makes a very good suppertime dessert – easy and quick to make.


  • 2 medium tart apples, pared and diced in small pieces (Golden Delicious, Granny Smith)
  • ½ to ¾ cup granulated sugar (depending on tartness of apples)
  • ½ cup chopped nuts
  • ½ cup chopped dates
  • 2 Tblsp. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 egg, beaten

In a medium bowl, combine apples, sugar, nuts and dates.  Mix flour with baking powder and salt; blend into apple mixture.  Stir in beaten egg.

Place mixture in a greased 8” baking pan.

Bake @ 350 for approximately 30 minutes until apples are done and top is golden brown.

Serve with whipped cream or topping.

Good warm or chilled.  4-6 servings 

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Lillian Applegate Westfelt was a mother of 4, grandmother of 6, and great-grandmother of 3. She was an 86-year-old widow living in a nice little bungalow with her oldest daughter and a beagle-dachsund named Addie. She passed away in November, 2018.

12 thoughts on “Apple Goo”

  1. Perfect timing! I have more than half a box of apples still to make into applesauce or pie slices, and I’m going to get sick of applesauce, at this rate!

  2. This looks great! I wonder if I can substitute raisins for the dates since the girls don’t like them or will it be too dry you think? I know your kitchen will be smelling so good this time of year.

  3. Dear Lillian , my name is Maria Tereza and I live in Brazil . This goo recipe .is delicious ! But , what goo means ? I could not find a translation for this word in my portuguese linguage . I enjoy many of your recipes , thanks !

    1. Thank you for visiting my blog and for commenting. I believe they are taking the word “goo” from “gooey” which means sticky.

      So nice to hear from you. Lillian

  4. I felt in need of some quiet time tonight, so made a mug of tea and sat down to enjoy your September postings. I really appreciate the creativity that you and your daughters share. Their surprise gifts continue to be very imaginative.
    I have several of the Lynette Jenkins quilt books–including the one you now own. I’ve found that some of her projects reach their size by way of more borders than I like to add, but her directions are very clear and adaptable to similar projects.

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