Thursday, November 2, 2017

Homemade Apple Squares Dessert Recipe



Need a dessert idea for your Christmas get together?

My grandma used to make a dessert we called Apple Squares. She made it every Thanksgiving and Christmas, and served with ice cream it's about as yummy a dessert as you can get. After she passed away, I tried to re-create it, since we never found a "recipe" for it in her recipe box.

This is pretty close to hers, although of course, Grandma's always tastes better!

You'll need:
8 C peeled, cored, sliced apples (about 6-8)
2 T lemon juice
1 C sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp nutmeg
1 package refrigerated pie crust dough (2 crusts)

Glaze:
1 1/2 C powdered sugar
2-3 T milk

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350°.

Take your pie crust and roll them out into rectangles. You'll need to take some of the crust from one and add it to the other (the bottom crust needs to be larger to fit in the pan and go up the sides)
Place the bottom crust in a 9" x 13" cake pan. Push up the sides of the pan a bit to make a shallow container for the apples.

In a bowl, mix the apples and lemon juice. Then toss with cinnamon, sugar and the nutmeg. Pour into pan.

Take the remaining rectangle of pie dough and cover the apples. Crimp the edges together to seal and slice some slits into the top. OR you can  cut the top pie crust into long rectangular slits and lay them over the top, interweaving them, leaving some of the apples exposed.

 Bake for 60 to 65 minutes until crust is golden brown.

After it comes out of the oven, allow it to cool while you make the glaze. Combine the powdered sugar and milk until you get the right consistency-- you want it to be thick but still able to pour/drizzle it on top. Pour it over the pie.

Allow the icing to set before serving.




You HAVE to serve this warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream! 

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