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APPLE PIE SQUARES



Apple pie squares are a pleasing treat. These apple treats are an all-time favorite, perfect for after school snacks, coffee with friends or as an easy dessert.

PREP TIME: 60 mins
COOK TIME: 1.5 hrs
YIELD: 10 to 12 servings

INGREDIENTS: CRUST

3 cups - all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon - salt
1 cup - shortening
2/3 cup - cold milk

INGREDIENTS: FILLING

8 cups - apples
(peeled & sliced)
1 tablespoon - lemon juice
1 cup - sugar
1/3 cup - flour
2 teaspoons - cinnamon
2 tablespoons - sugar
(sprinkle on top)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pre-Heat oven to 350° degrees.

CRUST:

2. In a large mixing bowl combine flour and salt. Using
   pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture
   resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, stirring with fork
   only until mixture holds together; set aside.

FILLING:

3. In large mixing bowl, mix together Apples and
   lemon juice. Then, add the cup sugar, flour and
   cinnamon; stir together and set aside.

4. Now, roll 2/3 rds. of the crust mixture into a
   16 x 12 inch rectangle.

5. Take this rectangle and place it in the bottom
   and up the sides of an ungreased 13 x 9 inch
   baking pan. Trim edges evenly with top of pan.

6. Now, spread apple filling evenly in the pan.

7. Take the remaining 1/3 crust dough, and roll it out
   and make a lattice top crust.

8. Then seal the edges, by folding down them.

9. Sprinkle the 2 tablespoons sugar over lattice top.

10. Place the pan in the oven, middle rack, and bake
    for about 1 hour 30 minutes or until pastry is golden.

11. Remove, and let cool slightly before serving.

NOTE: Alternative Filling

3 cans (20 oz. each) well-drained, unsweetened, sliced apples may be used. In place of fresh apples. Also, increase sugar to 1 1/2 cups and bake 1 hour 15 minutes or until golden.  
 
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