Danish Pastry Apple Bars
Recipe from Midwest Living

These dessert bars have a top and bottom pastry crust. It's like apple pie in a baking pan!



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Ingredients
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    2 1/2  cups 
    all-purpose flour
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    1   teaspoon 
    salt
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    1   cup 
    shortening
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    1   
    egg yolk
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    Milk
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    1   cup 
    cornflakes
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    8 - 10   
    tart cooking apples, peeled, cored and sliced (8 cups)
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    3/4 - 1   cup 
    granulated sugar
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    1   
    egg white, lightly beaten
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    1   cup 
    powdered sugar
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    3 - 4   teaspoons 
    milk

Directions
1.
In a large bowl combine flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a liquid measuring cup, beat egg yolk lightly. Add enough milk to make 2/3 cup liquid. Stir well to combine. Stir milk mixture into flour mixture with a fork until combined (dough will be slightly sticky). Divide mixture in half.
2.
On a well-floured surface, roll half of the dough to a 17x12-inch rectangle. Fold dough crosswise into thirds. Transfer to a 15x10x1-inch baking pan and unfold dough, pressing to fit into the bottom and sides of the pan. Sprinkle with cornflakes. Top evenly with apples. In a small bowl combine granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture over apples. Roll remaining dough to a 15x10-inch rectangle. Fold dough crosswise into thirds. Place atop apples and unfold dough. Crimp edges or use the tines of a fork to seal. Cut slits in the top. Brush top with beaten egg white.
3.
Bake in a 375 degrees F oven for 50 minutes or until golden and apples are tender, covering with foil after the first 25 minutes of baking time to prevent overbrowning.
4.
In a small bowl combine powdered sugar and 2 to 3 teaspoons milk to make a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm bars. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Makes 32 bars.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 147, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 7, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 21, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 12, pro. (g) 1, vit. A (IU) 49, vit. C (mg) 1, sodium (mg) 83, calcium (mg) 10, iron (mg) 1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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