Apple Pie Squares

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This is one of my FAVORITE fall desserts.  I’m pretty sure I like them even better than traditional apple pie.

 

Crust:

2 1/2 cups flour

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup shortening

1 separated egg

milk

 

Mix together flour, sugar and salt.  Cut in shortening until mixture looks like large crumbs. Put egg yolk in 1 cup measure.  Place egg white in small bowl and save.  Add enough milk to egg yolk to make 2/3 of a cup.  Add milk mixture to flour mixture. Stir.  Split into two balls.  Roll one to fit a greased jelly roll pan.

Filling:

Mix together~

8 cups of peeled, sliced apples

3/4 cup sugar

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 1/2 Tablespoons cornstarch

Place apple mixture on top of crust in jelly roll pan dot with 3 Tablespoons diced butter.

 

Roll out top crust, tuck into bottom crust.  Beat egg white till stiff and spread thinly on the crust. 

 

Bake 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until crisp and golden.

 

When cool mix together 1 cup powdered sugar and 2 Tablespoons lemon juice. Drizzle over top of the Apple Pie Squares.