Sunday, November 8, 2009

Apple Pie Squares

I watched a little bit of the Martha Stewart "Thanksgiving Desserts" special on the Fine Living Network this morning.
She made pumpkin pie, apple pie and a bunch of other stuff. I was hungry for Apple I made these.... the recipe is from my cousin Mary Kay Elbert.  She made them years ago at their fall bonfire and I had to have the recipe!

Apple Pie Squares

1 1/3 c. shortening
3 1/2 c flour
8-9 tbsp cold water
Mix together with pastry blender, like preparing pie crust. (I use a food processor with the steel blade, add the water through the feed tube with machine running)
Gather into a ball, divide into halves. Shape into a rectangular log and freeze for about 30 minutes. Roll one half of the dough into an 18x13 rectangle. Put in ungreased jelly roll pan. Roll other half into 17x12 rectangle and set aside.

1 c. granulated sugar (a little extra isn't bad...)
1/3 c. flour
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
8 cups thinly sliced tart apples (extra here isn't bad either)

3 tbsp butter, melted
Turbinado sugar

3/4 c powdered sugar
1 tbsp milk

Prepare filling:
Mix sugar, flour, nutmeg & cinnamon. Stir in Apples. Turn into pastry lined pan. Cover with second crust. Brush top of crust with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar (turbinado sugar is lovely here.)
Seal edges, cut slits into top crust. Bake about 35-40 minutes @ 425.
Combine powdered sugar and milk, frost the apple pastry with this after cooling a few minutes.
Cool completely and cut into squares.
Serve warm.

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