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  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 3

Feed a crowd with these apple squares that taste like your favorite apple pie--just in a larger, less fussy format. Top your fresh-from-the-oven Danish Pastry Apple Bars with powdered sugar icing for a sweet finish.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Andy Lyons

Recipe Summary

30 mins
50 mins
1 hr 20 mins
32 bars


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 375°F. For pastry, in a large bowl stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a glass measuring cup beat egg yolk lightly with a fork. Stir in enough milk to measure 2/3 cup total liquid. Add egg yolk mixture all at once to flour mixture. Stir lightly with fork until combined (pastry will be slightly sticky). Divide pastry in half.

  • On a well-floured surface, roll half of the pastry into a 17x12-inch rectangle. Fold pastry crosswise into thirds. Transfer to a 15x10x1-inch baking pan and unfold pastry, pressing to fit into the bottom and sides of the pan. Sprinkle with cornflakes; top with apple slices. In a small bowl stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Roll the remaining pastry into a 15x10-inch rectangle. Fold pastry crosswise into thirds. Place on top of apples and unfold pastry. Crimp edges or seal with the tines of a fork. Cut slits in top pastry; brush surface with beaten egg white.

  • Bake about 50 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is light brown, covering loosely with foil for the last 25 minutes of baking.

  • For icing, in a small bowl combine powdered sugar and 3 to 4 teaspoons milk to reach drizzling consistency. Drizzle warm uncut bars with icing. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts

155 calories; fat 6g; cholesterol 7mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 23g; mono fat 2g; poly fat 2g; trans fatty acid 1g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 13g; protein 2g; vitamin a 48.6IU; vitamin c 2.4mg; thiamin 0.1mg; riboflavin 0.1mg; niacin equivalents 0.8mg; vitamin b6 0.1mg; folate 24.2mcg; vitamin b12 0.1mcg; sodium 83mg; potassium 69mg; calcium 10.1mg; iron 0.7mg.