GLAZED COUNTRY APPLE PIE SQUARES

Rose Mary Mogan

By
@cookinginillinois

I made these Apple squares to appease my husband. I got the apples I needed for under $3.00.

I had all the other ingredients in the pantry. The one thing I hate more than anything is making Pie Crust, but I did it for this recipe. I used about 22 apples. The results were excellent.

I used butter flavored Crisco to make the crust, & added cinnamon to add extra flavor to the crust. I even brushed the top of the crust with the egg whites to give the crust a more even color while baking.

I added raisins & used both Splenda & regular Brown sugar to create this amazing dessert.


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Serves:

12-16 depending on appetites

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

50 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

20-22 medium
apples, granny smith & golden delicious(peeled & sliced thinly
1 1/3-2 Tbsp
lemon juice(1 tbs plus 1 tsp)
1 1/2 c
splenda granular
3/4 c
brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp
cinnamon
1 tsp
nutmeg
dash
salt
1 c
raisins

HOMEMADE PIE CRUST

5 c
all purpose flour
1 1/3 Tbsp
granulated sugar (1 tbs plus 1 tsp)
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking powder
2 tsp
cinnamon
1 1/2 c
butter flavor crisco
2
jumbo egg yolks (save the whites)
3/4 c
ice water
extra
sugar for top or use raw sugar or pastry sugar

GLAZE FOR TOP (OPTIONAL)

2 c
powdered sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1-2 Tbsp
milk or more, as much as needed to reach desired consistency

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2
For the Crust: combine the salt, baking powder,cinnamon and 5 teaspoons of sugarstir to mix.
3
Measure flour and then add cinnamon mixture to flour. Stir together to blend.
4
Add crisco to flour, and mix crisco into flour with a pastry blender or use 2 forks, until flour resembles little small peas.
5
Beat egg yolks, then add the cold water and stir to blend, then pour into flour mixture, and mix together to form a ball. May need to add 1-2 extra tablespoons of cold water. Add just enough to shape dough into a ball.
6
Divide dough into 2 equal portions, put one in fridge, then dust work surface with flour and add remaining dough. Dust rolling pen, then roll dough out in a rectangle shape to fit a 15 X10 inch X 1 inch deep size pan. May need to piece parts of dough together to cover entire bottom of pan. Pinch seams together.
7
Carefully pick rolled dough up and onto rolling pin, then hold over pan, & unroll from rolling pin into pan. Repeat to cover entire bottom of pan. Spread half of apples onto prepared crust.
8
In a small bowl combine splenda, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, & salt. Stir to mix then sprinkle half of sugar mixture over apples.
9
Add remaining apples, raisins and the rest of the sugar mixture, evenly over apples.
10
Roll our remaining pie crust to cover top of apples. Make slits all over crust to allow steam to escape as apples are cooking.
11
Brush top of crust with egg white, and sprinkle with raw sugar. Bake in preheated 400 degree F. oven for 50 minutes until crust is golden brown. Place a larger pan underneath to catch potential drips.

Allow apple slices to cool completely before adding the glaze.
12
To make the glaze combine powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 to 2 tablespoons of milk or as much as needed to reach spreading consistency. Whisk together and drizzle over cooled apple slices. Cut and serve PLAIN OR WITH OPTIONAL GLAZE. Garnish each slice if desired.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American