Frosted Apple Squares - Penzey's

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
SERVES: 16-20




  • For Apple Filling: In a saucepan, combine water, sugar, cornstarch/water mix, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt. Stir in egg yolk and apples. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.
  • For Dough: In a large bowl, combine 1 1/4 cups of the flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt, and set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the water, milk, and butter until very warm (120 to 130 degrees). Gradually add to the flour mixture. Beat for 2 minutes at medium speed, scraping the bowl occasionally.
  • Add the egg yolks and 1/2 cup flour; beat for 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.
  • Divide the dough in half; roll half of the dough on a lightly floured surface to fit the bottom of an ungreased 15x10 baking pan.
  • Spread with the apple filling.
  • Roll remaining dough large enough to cover the filling. Place over the apple filling. Seal the edges of the dough together.
  • Snip the surface of the dough with scissors to let steam escape. Cover; let rise in a warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 20 minutes or until evenly golden.
  • Make Powdered Sugar Glaze: In a small bowl, combine the powdered sugar and enough milk to get a good drizzling consistency. Start with 2 tablespoons milk in 1/2 cup powdered sugar, and work up from there. Stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle warm apple pastry with glaze. Let cool in pan. Cut into squares and serve.