Thursday, September 21, 2006

Pie Recipes #117 - Apple Pie Bars from Taste of Home

Here's an email I just got from Jenny, and I was REALLY thrilled to get this recipe! :) I used to make these, but had lost the recipe until Jenny sent it to me. Yippee! You guys will all love this recipe - and so will everyone who eats these delicious apple squares...

Hi Christina,
Here is a delicious recipe for Apple Pie Bars that I got from Taste of Home. Everytime I make them I get asked for the recipe.

APPLE PIE BARS - about 2 dozen

4 cups flour 4 egg yolks
1 tsp salt 2 TBL lemon juice
1 tsp baking powder 8 - 10 TBL. cold water
1 cup shortening

In a large bowl, combine the flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles course crumbs. In a small
bowl, whisk egg yolks, lemon juice and water; gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide
in half. Chill for 30 minutes. Roll out 1 portion of dough between 2 large sheets of waxed paper into a 17-in x 12-in. rectangle.
Transfer to an ungreased 15-in x 10-in x 1-in. baking pan. Press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of pan; trim pastry even
with top edge.

7 cups finely chopped peeled apples
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
dash of nutmeg

In a bowl, toss the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; spread over crust. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pan; place
over filling. Trim edges; brush edges between pastry with water or milk; pinch to seal. Cut slits in top. Bake at 375 for 45 - 50 minutes
or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bars before cutting.

1 cup confectioners' sugar
1 TBL milk
1 TBL lemon juice


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