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Potluck Apple Pie Bars

 Potluck Apple Pie Bars
I use apple from our own apple trees to make this dessert. It's a big hit at potlucks as well as with my family.
24 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Bake: 50 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • FILLING:
  • 1 cup crisp rice cereal
  • 8 cups sliced peeled tart apples (about 9 medium)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 egg whites, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar and salt; cut in the
  • shortening until crumbly.
  • Combine egg yolks and milk; gradually add to crumb mixture, tossing
  • with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide in half.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 15-in. x
  • 10-in. rectangle. Line a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan with one
  • rectangle; sprinkle with cereal.

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Potluck Apple Pie Bars (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • Arrange apples over cereal. Combine the sugar, flour and cinnamon;
  • sprinkle over apples. Top with remaining pastry; cut slits in top.
  • Brush with egg whites.
  • Bake at 350° for 50-55 minutes or until golden brown. Cool
  • completely on a wire rack. In a bowl, combine confectioners' sugar
  • and enough milk to achieve drizzling consistency. Drizzle over bars.
  • Store in the refrigerator. Yield: 3-4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 bar equals 338 calories, 17 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 35 mg cholesterol, 69 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 4 g protein.