Tastes Like Apple Pie Apple Squares!

Total Time
1hr 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 1 hr

From my favourite church cookbook, where all the recipes are tried and true! **Like most of the reviews state, if you don't want to fight with the pastry to make it fit a cookie sheet - make 1.5x the dough recipe or use a smaller pan.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Mix flour and salt and cut in shortening. Add egg and milk mixture and mix till it forms a ball. Divide dough in half. Roll first half in 17 x 12 inch rectangle. Place in cookie sheet and bring pastry up sides.
  2. Cover pastry with apples and sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon (homemade chunky applesauce also works well).
  3. Roll out second half of dough and place on top of apples. Moisten edges with milk and pinch together.
  4. Beat egg white until stiff and brush on crust. Bake at 400°F for 1 hour.
  5. Mix glaze ingredients together and brush on crust.
  6. This square freezes beautifully.
Most Helpful

I've been missing apple squares since my great grandmother passed. These are a great substitue. The flavor was fantastic, I used 6 medium/large gala apples. In my jelly roll pan (18x13) the crust did not completely cover the bottom and top so next time I will likely try to make 1.5 times the crust recipe. Crust is light, flaky and delicious & filling is just the right amount of sugar /cinnamon. The glaze I had to add an extra Tbsp of water but is a great topping. Serves beatuifully warm or cold and is even better with some vanilla ice cream. Thanks for a keeper!!

Tracy Jayne July 27, 2011

Loved this recipe. Cuts beautifully. Used a 10x15 pan. I used butter for the shortening and it worked perfect. Needed a tad more crust, so next time I will do 3 cups of flour and 3/4 cups of milk. Used a simple egg wash, which browned beautifully. I did not put the glaze on and it didn't need it at all. I use a convection oven at 375 degrees. Looks just like an apple pie but square, but better.

Chef Binkie November 01, 2009

VERY GOOD! After reading the reviews I cut the sugar back to 2/3 cup and doubled the dough, it was perfect. I made a plate of these for my sons preschool. All the children loved them and one of the teachers asked me which bakery I bought them from! It's a keeper:)

Antifreesz November 04, 2007