Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Baking :: Apple Pie Squares


Today my daughter and I are making apple pie squares for care group. Mmmm... nothing smells better than apple pie baking in the oven!

Here's our secret family recipe:

Apple Pie Squares

1. Make pastry using the recipe on the package of Tenderflake lard.

2. Roll out pastry and line a jelly roll pan with it.

3. Peel and slice granny smith apples using an apple peeler corer slicer.

4. Keep apples in a bowl of cold water with a squirt of lime juice until ready to use.

5. Dry apples on a tea towel, then place into pastry lined jelly roll pan.

6. Use a cheese grater to grate cold, hard butter over the apples.

7. Sprinkle apples with granulated sugar, cinnamon and just a pinch of ginger.

8. Top with pastry. Sprinkle with granulated sugar.

9. Bake at 400° for approx. 25 minutes, just until slightly golden brown.

10. Drizzle with glaze after it cools a bit. (icing sugar mixed with milk). Use a fork to mix and drizzle.

These are delicious warm, room temperature or even frozen solid. Don't ask me how I know.

For the picture I drizzled with caramel ice cream topping, but we don't normally do this.

Bake some apple pie squares for your family, and enjoy!

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  1. Yum!!

    Your girls have one up on me - knowing how to make pastry! Do you use a mixer(ie kitchen aid), food processor or cut it by hand?

  2. This was her first pastry lesson and she did great! We use a pastry blender to cut the lard in by hand. It's the way Mom always used to do it, so I have never bothered trying it any other way.

  3. Mmmm... can I have mine pureed?