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Apple Squares recipe

Even though when you stack the apples, that it seems too high, don't worry, it will be cooked down. Its like having apple pie in a square, that you can pick up with your hands, if you want. It always seems to be an asked for item at family do's.

5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
2 tsp. salt
2 cups shortening
2 egg yolks, beaten
Milk, to make 1 1/3 cups liquid
1 cup crushed corn flakes
12 or more cooking apples
1 cup sugar
2 tablespoon Flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 egg white
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tablespoon water
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
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Sift together the 5 cups flour, 2 tsp salt, 2 cups shortening. Cut in with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Combine the 2 egg yolks, beaten and enough milk to make 1 1/3 cups liquid. Slowing add egg-milk mixture to flour-shortening mixture. Mix just until dry ingredients are moistened. Divide dough in half. Roll out one-half into 14 x 16-inch rectangle. Place in buttered pan. Sprinkle over Pastry the 1 cup crushed corn flakes. Peel and slice the cooking apples and arrange apples over the corn flakes. Combine sugar, flour, and cinnamon. Sprinkle over apple slices. Dot with butter. Roll out other half of pastry in a 14x16-inch rectangle. Place over apples. Pinch top lay to bottom layer. Beat 1 egg white until stiff peaks form, and brush this evenly over the top crust. Bake in oven at 400F for 1 hour. While still warm, drizzle Glaze from spoon.

Cuisine: Ukrainian
Source: Evelyn Jepson, Stella (Ceiply) Timms
Recipe category: Breads-and-Pastry > Cookies, Breads-and-Pastry > Pies

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