The Danish pastry apple bars recipe tastes like an apple pie! This creation has a tender flaky crust with a spicy apple filling! Ingredients 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup shortening 1 egg yolk milk 1 cup cornflakes 8-10 Granny Smith apples, peeled and sliced (8 cups) 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon Egg Wash: 1 egg white 1 tablespoon water Topping: sifted powder sugar or whipped cream Hardware Large bowl 2 x small bowls 1-cup glass measuring cup Pastry blender (optional) 15x10x1-inch baking pan Rolling pin Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Step 2: In a large bowl, stir together flour and salt. Step 3: With a pastry blender or knife cut in small pieces of shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Step 4: Place egg yolk in 1-cup glass measuring cup; lightly beat with fork. Step 5: Add enough milk to egg yolk to make 2/3 cup; mix well.
Step 6: Add egg yolk mixture to flour mixture; mix well. Step 7: Divide dough in half. On a lightly floured surface roll half of dough into an 18x12-inch rectangle. Step 8: Place dough into bottom of an ungreased 18x10x1-inch baking pan.
Step 9: Sprinkle with cornflakes. Step 10: Top with apples. Step 11: Combine granulated sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle over apples. Step 12: Roll remaining dough into a 16x12-inch rectangle. Arrange over apples.
Seal top pastry to bottom pastry. Cut slits in top of pastry. Step 13: In a small bowl, beat egg white and water. Brush mixture over pastry. Step 14: Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
Cool on wire rack. Serve warm or cool. If desired top with powdered sugar or whipped cream. Makes 32 squares.
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By: Griffin Wetzstein