Sunday, November 09, 2008

Taste of Home Apple Pie Bars - Even Easier than a Pie Recipe

Big thanks to Jenny for this amazing recipe...I've tried recipes very similar to this one that turn out SO well! So, if you want the taste of delicious apple pie, but not all the work - give this apple pie bar a try.


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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