Danish Apple Bars

Mary Louise


This recipe was given to me by my first husbands grandmother many years ago. She was known as the "Apple Lady", because they owned an apple orchard and she did a cooking spot on "Dialing for Dollars" in Milwaukee featuring her apple baking.
Danish Apple Bars were always a favorite of mine and she taught me how to make them. After a few tries I was able to make them just the way she did.
They are everything that you'd expect in an apple pie, but instead in a bar.


★★★★★ 2 votes

1 Hr


  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 c
    crisco or lard
  • 1
    egg, separated
  • ·
  • 1 c
    crushed corn flakes
  • 8
    medium sized apples; i like red cortlands and macintosh
  • 1 c
  • 1 tsp
  • ·
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    real vanilla or real almond extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    boiling water

How to Make Danish Apple Bars


  1. In a large bowl add flour, salt and crisco/lard. Mix together like pie crust. Beat 1 egg yolk; add milk to make 2/3 cup. Mix all together gently.
  2. Divide; use 2/3 for bottom crust. Roll and place in 10" X 15" pan. You can piece together.
  3. Sprinkle cornflakes over pastry. Layer with apples. Mix cinnamon, sugar and 1 teaspoon flour together. Sprinkle over apples.
  4. Using remaining 1/3 pastry dough roll it out. Place over apples and piece together the best you can. Beat egg white until frothy. Using a pastry brush, brush on pastry gently.
  5. Bake in a 400 degree oven for 1 hour. When you remove from oven, blend together the powdered sugar, vanilla and boiling water. Drizzle over cake.
  6. Serve with vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

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About Danish Apple Bars

Course/Dish: Pies Fruit Desserts

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