Grandma Johnson's Apple Slices

Grandma Johnson's Apple Slices Recipe

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Tracy Ashbeck

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@Tracy_Ashbeck

My Grandma, Ethel Johnson, used to make these often. A pan of them never lasts long at my house! The recipe originally came from a Scandinavian cookbook.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Serves:
12
Prep:
30 Min
Cook:
40 Min

Ingredients

2 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
3/4 c
shortening, butter flavor
1 Tbsp
lemon juice
2
egg yolks
4 Tbsp
cold water
3 lb
tart baking apples -- peeled, cored, and thinly sliced
1 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
all-purpose flour
1 tsp
cinnamon
1/4 tsp
salt
4 Tbsp
butter, sliced into pats

FOR FROSTING:

1 c
powdered sugar
2 Tbsp
heavy cream
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract

How to Make Grandma Johnson's Apple Slices

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • 2Mix egg yolks and lemon juice with cold water. Mix 2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, shortening, and egg yolk mixture like pie crust. Press 1/2 of crust dough in the bottom of a 13"x9"x2" baking pan. Roll out remaining dough for top crust and set aside.
  • 3Combine apples, sugar, 1 tbsp. flour, cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp. salt; spread evenly over crust in pan. Dot with butter pats. Cover with remaining crust dough and seal edges.
  • 4Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes. Let cool. Then combine frosting ingredients and spread or drizzle over top.

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About Grandma Johnson's Apple Slices

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts