Apple Pie Bars

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A recipe from Taste of Home magazine, these delicious bars, with their flaky crust and scrumptious fruit filling, are the perfect way to serve apple pie to a crowd.

Ingredients:

Dough

  • 4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 c. shortening
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 8-10 T cold water

Filling

  • 7 c. finely chopped, peeled, apples
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • dash ground nutmeg

Glaze

  • 1 c. confectioner’s sugar
  • 1 T milk
  • 1 T lemon juice

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder.
  2. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks, lemon juice and water.
  4. Gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with fork until dough forms a ball.
  5. Divide in half.
  6. Chill for 30 minutes.
  7. Roll out one portion of dough between 2 large sheets of waxed paper, into a 17×12-inch sheet.
  8. Transfer to an ungreased 15×10-inch baking pan.
  9. Press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
  10. Trim pastry even with top edge.
  11. In a large bowl, toss apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  12. Spread over crust.
  13. Roll out remaining dough to fit over the top of pan; place over filling.
  14. Trim edges; brush edges between pastry with water or milk and pinch to seal.
  15. Cut slits in top.
  16. Bake at 375 F for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
  17. Cool on a wire rack.
  18. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth.
  19. Drizzle over bars before cutting.
*Yields about 2 dozen

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