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Apple Squares

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Spiced apple filling with top and bottom pastry crust.

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg, divided
  • milk
  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 8 cups peeled, cored, thinly sliced tart apples
  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons water

Preparation:

In a large mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.

In a 1 or 2-cup measure, beat egg yolk lightly with a fork, adding just enough milk to make 2/3 cup. Stir milk and egg yolk mixture into flour mixture, blending with a fork just until mixture holds together and comes away from side of bowl.

Dived dough into 2 portions. Roll half of the dough out to line a 10 1/2- x 15 1/2- x 1-inch baking pan (jelly roll pan). Place dough in the pan, pressing lightly into bottom and up sides to form the bottom crust. Sprinkle the bottom crust with crushed cornflakes.

In a large bowl combine apple slices with sugar, ground ginger, and ground cinnamon; stir to blend well. Arrange apple mixture over bottom crust.

Roll out remaining dough and place over top of apples. Pinch edges of dough together to seal. Brush top crust with lightly beaten egg white.

Bake at 400° for 50 to 60 minutes, or until golden brown. Combine confectioners' sugar and vanilla; stir in enough water to make frosting. Let pastry cool slightly then spread with frosting while still warm. Cut into squares.
Makes about 16 apple squares.

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