Apple Pie Squares

Did you know yesterday was National Pie Day?  No, me neither.  Just out of luck today’s post features Apple Pie Squares.  They are pretty close to pie, in my humble opinion.

This is an all time favorite recipe of The Rancher’s family.  It is the recipe of J, who is married to The Rancher’s cousin, T.  When J makes these bars it is one of those oohs and aahs moments than … poof the pan of bars has disappeared.  It takes just that long … poof!

This was my first attempt at making J’s famous Apple Pie squares.  The Rancher said I did a good job.  The true test will be today when J’s Hubby tries them.  I hope there are some left over after the guys are done running 1st calf heifers through he chute.


2 ½ C All-Purpose Flour

1 teaspoon Salt

1 T Sugar

1 C Butter

1 Egg Yolk and enough milk to make 2/3 C liquid.

Cut butter into flour, sugar and salt.

Add yolk/milk mixture.

Roll half of the dough out to fit a 15 X 10 cookie sheet; don’t trim the edges.


2/3 C Corn Flakes, crushed

Sprinkle over crust.

5 C Apples, sliced or diced – I used Granny Smith

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1 ½ C Sugar

1 T All-Purpose Flour

Mix together and carefully spread over the corn flakes.

Roll out remaining dough for the top crust and seal crusts together.

Top With:

1 Egg White, stiffly beaten

Brush over crust.

Bake at 400* for 40 minutes or until apples are done.


1 C Powdered Sugar

2 T Lemon Juice

Mix together and drizzle glaze over bars.

These bars are time-consuming, but totally worth the extra effort.  The delicate crust encompasses sweetened granny smith apples; all topped off with a simple glaze.  Apple pie perfection!

May all granny smith apples be treated as well.  Happy Pie Day!

What is one of your family’s all time favorite recipes?

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19 Responses to Apple Pie Squares

  1. Oh these sound wonderful, we used to make pie squares at the bakery, and they were my favorite because you could have a little taste of all the different kinds.

  2. Winnie says:

    These look very delicious, so I’m quite sure everyone loved them

  3. Candy C. says:

    OMG those look amazingly good! The addition of the corn flakes is interesting and I imagine it just wouldn’t be the same without them! 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      I thought the cornflakes sounded a bit funny, but that’s what the recipe called for. After the squares are baked you don’t even know they are there. I think the flakes absorb all the wonderful apple juices.

  4. Kim says:

    Mmmmmm! Hope the cattle working goes as well as the apple pie square baking!

  5. Jona says:

    I love these! @ Candy, I was told once by a baker friend that the cornflakes in this recipe serve to soak up the juices from the apples. Without, the filling would be too runny. I’m going to try this recipe, Robs!

    • Robyn says:

      Glad I read your comment before responding to Candy, lol. I was right with my apple juice guess. Let me know what you thing of the bars, Miss J!

  6. Linda says:

    Looks really delicious. Think I’ll book mark it. 🙂

  7. Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    Can we pretend that I knew it was National Pie Day and that the one I posted last week was for the occasion? LOL These squares looks amazing. I want one NOW! Thanks for sharing on Crazy Sweet Tuesday!

  8. Janelle says:

    They look delicious! I love all the crust these bars have. I’m a crust fan! T said they were good, but that you’ll have to make another batch just to be sure. 🙂

  9. Debbie says:

    Hi! I found you through Cast Party Wednesdays. I *love* apple pie and these look so delicious!! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Robyn says:

      Thanks for stopping in! I checked out your blog, I really like it! Your kitchen creations look so fun and delicious.

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! Your recipe was featured today on “Today’s Menu Round Up”
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    Thanks for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Paty Wednesday!

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