Grandma Johnson's Apple Slices

Grandma Johnson's Apple Slices

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Tracy Ashbeck

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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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix 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.
  3. Combine 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.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 - 40 minutes. Let cool. Then combine frosting ingredients and spread or drizzle over top.

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Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts



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