Still on the trainer. Bock, Bock!
Pedaling and not going anywhere is hard on the brain.
All hamsters must be insane.
I know these are insane! Insanely good.
This is one of my go to recipes when I need to feed a crowd. I love that it's a bit different from the typical cookie, or brownie type bars that you would normally make to feed a big hungry bunch.
They slice beautifully, travel really well and taste just like apple pie.
Pack these on a few plates, deliver them to your neighbors and you'll be friends for life.
They do take a bit longer to make but the recipe isn't hard and I find the dough really easy to work with. You roll it out between to pieces of wax paper so it isn't that messy.
Ok, for a normal person it wouldn't be that messy.
I got the nick name messy Missy back in my restaurant days for a reason.
I move fast and fast is messy.
That's my story and I'm sticking to it.
The oranges where for a sauce I was making too in case you are wondering why there are no oranges in the recipe.
I hope you love these as much as my family, friends and neighbors have.
Apple Pie Bars
from Taste of Home
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 cup shortening
- 4 egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 8 to 10 tablespoons cold water FILLING:
- 7 cups finely chopped peeled apples (I use Granny Smith)
- 2 cups sugar
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- Dash ground nutmeg GLAZE:
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 tablespoon 2% milk
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- In a large bowl, combine flour, salt and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, lemon juice and water; gradually add to flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide in half. Chill for 30 minutes.
- Roll out one portion of dough between two large sheets of waxed paper into a 17-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Transfer to an ungreased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Press pastry onto the bottom and up the sides of pan; trim pastry even with top edge.
- In a large bowl, toss the apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg; spread over crust. Roll out remaining pastry to fit top of pan; place over filling. Trim edges; brush edges between pastry with water or milk; pinch to seal. Cut slits in top.
- Bake at 375° for 45-50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Combine glaze ingredients until smooth; drizzle over bars before cutting.
- Yield: about 2 dozen.
- If I don't have lemon juice I use a Tablespoon of vinegar in the crust instead and just omit it in the glaze.
- Sometimes I add a bit of vanilla or vanilla bean paste to the glaze just cause I love vanilla.