Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Apple Pie Bars

I haven't had much time for "extra fun things" (like crafts) since we started our 3rd grade year of homeschooling...so I haven't had many crafty things to share with you lately.   One thing that still has to be done (homeschooling or not) is cooking......so I thought I'd share these Apple Pie Bars I made recently for week-end guests.
Apple Pie Bars
Crust
4 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup shortening
4 egg yolks
2 T. lemon juice
8 to 10 T cold water
In large bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.  Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk egg yolks, lemon juice, and water. Gradually stir wet mixture into dry mixture, tossing with fork until dough forms a ball. Divide in half. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
Roll out one portion of dough on floured surface -- big enough to fit your cookie sheet. Transfer 1st portion to an ungreased cookie sheet.
Filling
7 cups finely chopped, peeled apples
2 cups sugar
1/4 cup flour
2 tsp. cinnamon
In bowl, toss apples, sugar, flour and cinnamon.  Spread over crust.  Roll out remaining portion of dough and place over filling. 
Trim edges; cut slits in top.  
Bake @ 375 degrees for 45 - 50 minutes or
until golden brown. 
Cook on wire rack. 
Glaze
1 cup powdered sugar
1 T milk
1 T lemon juice
Combine glaze ingredients - drizzle over bars. 
Cut and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream!
Yield: About 2 dozen
Enjoy!!

5 comments:

Jamie~ said...

Oh my goodness! These look so fun. I'm definitely going tohave to try these. We homeschool, too, so I know about the lack of time thing. Maybe for a home ec project for my fifth grader? Thanks for sharing!

Michelle said...

These look so yummy. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Pamela said...

I'll be making this before the week is out. I wish you'd share. Ha!

Wendys Hat said...

Sounds yummy! Good luck with your schooling. I've done that many times over the years and loved it!

Mynnette said...

YUM! Pinning this for when I need a quick apple pie fix!