By CrystalB on April 07, 2005
Photo by Antifreesz
Photo by Antifreesz
"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."
Serving Size: 1 (149 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
"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!!"
"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."
"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:)"
"Very good...just like an apple pie. I too had troubles stretching the crust...so the next time I made it I used 1 and 1/2 times the crust. Thanks."
"I loved it, reminds me of my childhood, we had an apple tree and my mom used to make apple pie squares with icing. I did make 1-1/2 times the dough tho. I never rolled out so much pie crust dough before. I'm always looking for something new to bake for my significant other's lunch. I can't wait to see his reaction :)))) Think I'd maybe add a few more apples tho, I used a Jelly Roll pan, it's pretty big.. AND I dunno about everyone else but I had to cut the baking time by 10 minutes.. was getting toooo brown :))) Thanks for sharing this recipe"
"Great recipe! I had to make a few changes so my grandson could eat it (he can't have dairy or eggs). I omitted the eggs and the milk. I used 3 1/4 cups flour to 1 1/2 cups shortening, 1 1/2 tsp salt and roughly 2/3 cup cold water for the crust. For the filling, I used a little less sugar (which was half white and half brown) and I added 1/2 tsp nutmeg and about 2 tablespoons lemon juice. I used a 10x15 glass baking dish., and baked for 30-35 minutes. Perfect! The glaze was a nice touch. By the way, this is the only time I've made pie crust that I could actually fold in quarters to lay over my filling, without it ripping. I'd give you more stars if I could!"
"I just made this today and I'm waiting for it to cool enough to cut. It looks great but just like so many others, the crust was a pistol to try to stretch into that big pan, but I made it. I had to cut the baking time to 40 minutes on 375 and it is perfectly brown. It looks yummy! Thanks for the recipe. My brother-in-law had asked me if I had ever made them because his mom had always made it, so I looked on here and found it! I hope he likes it..thanks again for the recipe. Ok, it cooled, I cut it into squares (so easy to cut!) and everyone loved it!! Delicious!!"
"My daughter brought apples and I made this. It was tasty. It was a nice change from pie"
"These were OK. Nothing special in my books. I had to make them in a 9x13 pan because that's as thin as I could get the dough."
"Yum O! We loved these!"
"I substituted Splenda sugar baking and this was great-also,(why do I use a recipe?) I used a premade roll out crust, didn't even frost it, it was that good!"
"Very yummy and easy to make for someone like me who is not skilled at making pie-crust. I made extra dough (per suggestions) and used a 9x13 inch pan. I did reduce the sugar a little since I had very sweet apples. It turned out very wet though, I had to take the juices out with a turkey baster. Maybe next time I'll dredge the apple slices in flour first or add cornflakes like someone else suggested."
"I have made this a couple times now. Although i don't always follow the direction exactly, i always use the idea of baking it in a square pan...i cannot make a pretty looking pie even if my life depended on it. We esp love the glaze topping its delicious!"
"What a tasty dessert! I doubled the dough and forgot the glaze, but i think it doesn't need it! I'll be making this again and again! thanks"
"My Husband loves apple pie and gave this recipe a 5 star rating..I did make 1 and 1/2 times the dough,for easier handling.I used 6 apples...And cut the sugar to 2/3 cup..I was really glad I did.It was sweet enough.. I used a 13x9 pan..Thank U for this recipe .."
"This was very good! Tastes very similar to apple pie - just a little too sweet. I think I'll cut the white sugar back to 2/3 cup next time. I don't usually have much luck with pastry but this worked like a dream for me!! I also used a 9X13 glass pan for this instead of the cookie sheet. Because I didn't pinch the 2 crusts together well enough, the sugar mixture leaked and made a huge mess - so, make sure you take the extra time to get those crusts sealed."
"Someone I work with makes this every year, we beg her to bring it in. It is sooo good. "
"I made this recipe today for my father, who had been in the hospital for several days. We all met for a picnic and I brought these. These were exactly what I was looking for and I'm so glad that the help boards help me find this recipe. I doubled the pastry/crust, tripled the filling and glaze portions and I baked baked in a half sheet pan. I had never really attempted rolling my own crusts and especally one as big as I needed. I did roll between to pieces of parchment paper and sprinkled a little extra flour. I pieced any that might not have covered. I did also take one tip from another recipe and I added 2 cups of crushed corn flakes in between the crust and the filling to help keep the crust from getting soggy. Thank you for helping me give a special treat to my father. Just as a side note, it took me about 2 hours from start to finish with all the peeling and slicing I had to do. "
"I took Chef Trumpies hint and made extra dough, this was very good! Great treat for those who LOVE apple pie (ME!). I had a few extra apples so I used a little more than the recipe called for, it worked fine. I served these cut up on a platter with pieces of cheddar cheese and it made a lovely presentation as well as a great snack. My son enjoyed this too, which was a surprise because he wanted no part of apple pie at Christmas. I think this appealed more to him because it was "finger food". That is fine with me because these do not have too much sugar. I think it would be very interesting to mix up the fruit a bit, try pears, raisens ect. THANK YOU SOOOOOO MUCH!!!!"