Lemon-Ginger Apple Pie Squares

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

  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
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