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Apple Pie Bars recipe

This recipe just might be an apple piemasquerading as dessert bars!

Recipe: Apple Pie Bars

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 large egg – divided useMilk
1 cup butter
6 to 8 tart green apples
1 1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 tablespoons all-purpose flourGranulated sugar for sprinkling

  • Combine 2 1/2 cups flour, butter and saltwith a pastry blender.
  • Separate egg; set aside egg white at roomtemperature.
  • Put egg yolk into a glass measuring cupand fill with milk to measure 2/3 cup. Pour into the flour mixtureand mix well.
  • Divide dough in half and roll out on alightly floured surface to fit a cookie or baking sheet. Saveother half of dough for top crust.
  • Peel, core and slice apples. Arrange slicesin side by side rows on unbaked bottom crust to make 1/2-inchlayer.
  • Combine sugar, salt, cinnamon and 4 tablespoonsflour, mixing well. Sprinkle mixture over apples.
  • Roll out top crust and place over appleslices, pinch and seal edges.
  • Beat the egg white until stiff and spreadover the top of crust. Sprinkle 1 to 2 tablespoons sugar overthe top of egg white.
  • Bake at 450°F (230°C) for 10 minutes.
  • Reduce to 400°F (205°C) and bakeabout 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool and cut into 2 1/2-inch bars.

    Makes about 36 bars.

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