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.
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?