Danish Pastry Apple Bars


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These apple treats are perfect for a hay ride, pig roast, or tailgate party. This recipe was shared by Janet Treharne.

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Serving Size / Yield

20-30 bars


  • 3 C. flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 C. shortening
  • 1 egg, separated
  • cornflakes
  • 6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 6 Golden Delicious apples, peeled, cored, and sliced
  • 3/4 C. to 1 C. sugar, depending on tartness of apples
  • cinnamon
  • 3/4 C. milk

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Combine flour and salt, then cut in shortening.  Beat egg yolk in a Pyrex measuring cup.  Add milk to measure 3/4 cup.  Mix egg and milk well.  Add to flour mixture and mix as you would a pie crust. 

Roll 1/2 of dough into a 17 x 12 inch rectangle between 2 sheets of wax paper.  Fit in 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1 inch baking sheet.  Sprinkle with corn flakes to create a single layer that covers the dough.  Top with prepared apples.  Sprinkle sugar over apples and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon.  Dot every couple of inches with butter.

Roll out second half of dough, same as directed above.  Place on top of apples.  Tuck edges into the sides of the pan gently with a knife.  Split top in several places with a sharp knife.  Beat egg white and brush on top with pastry brush.

Bake for 30 to 40 minutes at 350 degrees until top has browned and apples are bubbling.  Cook on wire rack and cut into squares; they're also very good warm.

Reviews (1)

  • To me this is an apple pie made in a bar pan. It was VERY difficult to move the rolled out dough to the large pan. I finally had to cut it in half because it was too large and kept breaking. The results tasted good, but next time it goes in a couple of pie pans for me.

    Flag as inappropriate Peachie3  |  January 30, 2012

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