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Monday, October 25, 2010

Apple Pie Bars

I got this recipe out of Family Fun magazine. These bars have all of the yummy goodness of a slice of pie! Yum!


For the crust:

2 1/2 cups flour

1/4 tsp salt

1 cup butter

1 egg

milk (about 2/3 c)

For the Filling:

1 3/4 cups cornflakes

8 cups peeled and sliced apples (i used Gala)

1 C sugar

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon 

1/2 tsp nutmeg

For the topping:

2 TBS sugar

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1 C confectioners sugar

2 TBS milk

1/2 tsp vanilla extract


In a medium-sized bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Using a pastry blender or two knives, cut the butter into the flour until the mixture is crumbly. Separate the egg yolk and white, reserving both parts. Beat the yolk in a liquid  measuring cup, then add enough milk to measure 2/3 c and blend well. With a fork, stir together the yolk-milk mixture and the flour-mixture until the ingredients form a sticky dough. Halve the dough and flatten each half into a 3/4 inch thick disk. Cover the disks in plastic wrap and refrigerate them until well chilled, at least 30 minutes.

Heat the oven to 350. Pour the cornflakes into a plastic bag and use a rolling pin to lightly crush them.

On a sheet of waxed paper, roll one portion of the dough into a 10 1/2 inch rectangle. Transfer the dough into an ungreased 10x13 dish. Sprinkle the crushed cereal over the dough, then layer on the apple slices.

Roll out the remaining dough as in Step 3. In a small bowl, mi x the sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg for the filling. Sprinkle the mixture over the apples, then lay the dough on top. Use the tines of a fork to seal the dough edges.

In a small bowl, use a fork to beat the reserved egg white until foamy, then brush it over the dough. In another small bowl, stir together the sugar and cinnamon for the topping and sprinkle it on the crust.

Bake the pasty until lightly browned, about 50 to 55 minutes. Let it cool for an hour, then mix the confectioners sugar, milk, and vanilla to make a glaze and drizzle it over the top. When the dish is completely cooled, cut it into bars and serve.

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