Apple Pie Squares

Recipe by Mirj2338
READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 18
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Lightly grease 15 x 10 jelly-roll pan.
  • Prepare Struesel Topping: in medium bowl, with hand, mix all topping ingredients until mixture comes together.
  • Shape into a ball; cover and refrigerate.
  • Prepare Shortbread Crust: in large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and salt.
  • With pastry blender or 2 knives used scissor-fashion, cut in butter until mixture resembles fine crumbs.
  • Sprinkle crumbs evenly in prepared pan.
  • With hands, firmly pat crumbs into bottom of pan to form a crust.
  • Bake crust 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned (crust may crack).
  • Meanwhile, prepare Apple Filling: in 12-inch skillet, melt butter over medium heat.
  • Add apples, raisins, sugar, and cinnamon, and cook 15 minutes or until apples are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • In cup, mix cornstarch and lemon juice; stir into apple mixture until thickened (it will thicken almost immediately).
  • Remove skillet from heat.
  • Spoon hot apple mixture over warm crust.
  • Break struesel topping into 1/2-inch chunks, and scatter over apple mixture.
  • Bake 30 minutes or until struesel is golden.
  • Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  • When cool, cut lengthwise into 3 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into 6 pieces.
  • Use wide metal spatula to lift and serve squares.
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