Darlene's Apple Bars

Apr 24, 2013

I've been on a bit of a baking kick lately. I think it has something to do with the weather lately. Isn't it depressing?

Honestly, our day time average right now should be around 12°C, do you want to know what it is... like 5°C.

Total bummer!

Anyway, so we've been discussing getting Maddox baptized, and decided to invite the priest over for lunch last weekend. He gave us some pointers, a couple videos to watch and some papers to fill out. I was a little stressed about having him for lunch, as I wouldn't have a nap time to prepare the meal, and with the weather (again with the weather!) being so unpredictable I wanted something quick and easy.

I ended up making pulled pork sandwiches in the slow cooker, and roasted potatoes. I had made these apple bars the day before. These bars have always been a favourite of mine, and lets just say I royally suck at making pastry dough. But I bought a food processor and haven't pulled it out in awhile and wanted to give it a try.

Needless to say, they turned out amazing!

Darlene's Apple Bars

by Renee Pihowich
Prep Time: 30 mins-1 hour
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Keywords: bake dessert breakfast apple cake fall

Ingredients (12 servings)
    Pastry:
    • 2 ½ cups flour
    • 1 tsp. salt
    • 1 cup margarine
    • 1 egg yolk
    • 2/3 cup milk
    Filling:
    • 5-6 apples (or crabapples)
    • corn flakes – crushed
    • ½ tsp. cinnamon
    • 1 cup sugar
    Topping:
    • 1 egg white
    Instructions
    In a food processor, or whatever you want to use to make the pastry, pour in the flour and add the margarine. It should be chilled and cut into small squares. Add in the salt, egg yolk and milk and process until it looks kind of like oatmeal. Take it out and hand kneed it for a couple minutes just to make sure everything is incorporated. Separate into two balls and flatten into a rectangle. Set in fridge to chill for a minute or two.
    For the filling, peel and thinly slice the apples. You should have about 6 cups total after they are prepared. Add in 1/2 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon.
    Take out the prepared dough and roll to fit over a cookie sheet. Sprinkle with the crush corn flakes, and then top with the apple mixture. Top with the second sheet of dough. Seal edges by crimping with a fork, and cut off extra dough. Pierce a couple times with a fork to let out steam.
    Paint with egg white.
    Bake at 400F for 25-30 mins.
    If you wish make an icing out of 1 cup of icing sugar, 1 tsp vanilla and 1/4 cup water (more or less). When the bar is cool drizzle the icing over top.
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    2 comments:

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    2. I love the idea of apple bars, these look so delicious!

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