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Lemon-Ginger Apple Pie Squares

Enjoy these delicious baked apple and cereal pie squares sprinkled with sugar and crystallized ginger – a wonderful dessert.

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  • prep time 40 min
  • total time 2 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 15
  • servings 24
 

Ingredients

Crust

3
cups all-purpose flour
2
tablespoons sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons grated lemon peel
2/3
cup butter
2/3
cup shortening
2
egg yolks
3/4
to 1 cup milk
1 1/2
cups corn flakes cereal, crushed to 2/3 cup

Filling and Topping

6
medium apples, peeled, thinly sliced (8 cups)
3/4
cup sugar
1/4
cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
2
tablespoons lemon juice
2
egg whites, beaten
3
tablespoons sugar

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LOCATION

Steps

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, the salt and lemon peel. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the milk. With fork, stir until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball, adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time as necessary. Form dough into 2 balls.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 dough ball to 17x12-inch rectangle. Carefully place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; press in pan and up sides. (Dough may not come completely to top of pan.) Sprinkle dough evenly with crushed cereal. Arrange apples evenly over cereal. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup sugar and crystallized ginger; drizzle with lemon juice.
  • 3 Roll out remaining dough ball to 15x10-inch rectangle. Carefully place over apples; press to edges. Brush top with egg whites; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar. Make small slits in top of dough.
  • 4 Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Cool 1 hour. Serve warm or cool.
  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, mix flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, the salt and lemon peel. With pastry blender or fork, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in egg yolks and 1/2 cup of the milk. With fork, stir until mixture leaves sides of bowl and forms a ball, adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time as necessary. Form dough into 2 balls.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll out 1 dough ball to 17x12-inch rectangle. Carefully place in ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan; press in pan and up sides. (Dough may not come completely to top of pan.) Sprinkle dough evenly with crushed cereal. Arrange apples evenly over cereal. Sprinkle with 3/4 cup sugar and crystallized ginger; drizzle with lemon juice.
  • 3 Roll out remaining dough ball to 15x10-inch rectangle. Carefully place over apples; press to edges. Brush top with egg whites; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar. Make small slits in top of dough.
  • 4 Bake 55 to 65 minutes or until golden brown and apples are tender. Cool 1 hour. Serve warm or cool.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

This recipe is best served the day it's made. To keep it longer, cover it loosely and store at room temperature for an extra day. Or package the squares in an airtight container and freeze them for up to 3 weeks.

Use a floured cloth-covered surface when rolling out the dough.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
),
Cholesterol
35mg
35%;
Sodium
120mg
120%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
15g
15%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 Fat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.