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Glazed Apple Pie Squares Recipe

Glazed Apple Pie Squares Recipe

These are a really good change from apple pie since they are glazed and a little bit sweeter. The dough is firm enough that you can eat them with your hands and are best when apples are in season. —Diane Turner, Brunswick, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 1 hour Bake: 45 min. + cooling YIELD:24 servings


  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup cold butter, cubed
  • 1 egg, separated
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons 2% milk
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 9 cups thinly sliced peeled tart apples (about 10 medium)
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • GLAZE:
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons 2% milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a measuring cup, combine egg yolk and enough milk to measure 1/3 cup. Gradually add to the flour mixture, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 350°. Divide dough in half. Roll one portion into a thin 15x10-in. rectangle. Transfer to the bottom of an ungreased 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with cornflakes.
  • 3. In a large bowl, combine apples, 1 cup sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and nutmeg; toss to coat. Spoon over crust.
  • 4. Roll remaining dough into a thin 15x10-in. rectangle; place over apple filling. Beat egg white; brush over pastry. Combine remaining sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over the top. Bake 45-50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • 5. For glaze, combine confectioners' sugar, vanilla and enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle over warm pastry. Cool completely on a wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 209 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 183mg sodium, 33g carbohydrate (19g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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Lola2182 User ID: 8922866 253350
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2016

"Not enough dough for this size of a pan.Dough was way too thin win rolled out half. Had to make additional dough."

cindiak User ID: 221828 253076
Reviewed Aug. 23, 2016

"Made this for our company picnic and got several requests for the recipe."

busterb2ike User ID: 8639413 246823
Reviewed Apr. 9, 2016

"This is excellent"

pung User ID: 3587362 242397
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2016

"I made this and didn't have cornflakes, so I used Total with raisins, then threw in a few more raisins. I also used a bit of almond flavouring for the glaze. This was so good, it was a good thing that my family came home when they did, otherwise it just may have 'disappeared' somewhere, and I would be napping with a huge smile on my face."

waynejv User ID: 1543342 236811
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2015

"I used premade pie crust and canned apples as I was in a rush and it came out good. No complaints and no pie left so I guessed it was ok."

Gidgette User ID: 6085504 227185
Reviewed May. 31, 2015

"I made these into small individual turnovers, much easier. Love the taste."

lorrielu User ID: 5639571 98483
Reviewed Oct. 3, 2014

"I made this the other Day as I had was a huge hit, I used Raw sugar rather that regular sugar and it was oh so delicious!"

NDachshund2 User ID: 4919910 168361
Reviewed May. 18, 2014


[email protected] User ID: 671447 105185
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"I have made these several times now. The first time I did them exactly as written with one exception - I used a 9X13 pan. My husband and I loved them. I have since made them with less sugar and still they are very, very good."

Pookies Mama User ID: 6959515 113627
Reviewed Nov. 7, 2012

"I searched many recipes and picked this one. I'm glad I did!! I used fresh picked apples. I omitted the cornflakes, used the extra flour. It was sweet, rich flavored and held up very nicely as a bar. It got rave reviews and was gone quickly. Crust was tender and flakey!!! WOW"

CatMom17 User ID: 3228244 105184
Reviewed Sep. 21, 2012

"I got this exact same recipe from my aunt over 20 years ago, except it was called Danish Apple Bars. They're delicious!"

summerlili User ID: 571269 98482
Reviewed Sep. 18, 2012

"I have been making this for years. I only add a couple of Tbsp. of sugar because we like our apples tart. I usually add more cinnamon for our taste and instead of vanilla in the glaze I use real almond extract.It really adds something. I don't always have cornflakes so I have used Crispix, Special K etc. Sometimes I sprinkle on the bottom other times I mix it with the apple cinnamon mix. When I brought this to work to share there was never any left for coffee break. Staff would sneak so they would be sure to get some."

minoregon User ID: 2290595 165799
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2011

"I loved this recipe as did everyone who tried it. One of my friends said this "was professional grade" eating. I agree w/ the person who said to skip the cornflakes and just add 1/3 cup flour to the apple mix. For once I got the apples from my tree instead of feeding them to the deer. Deer, you are out of luck!"

THEDOT User ID: 2387732 165795
Reviewed Oct. 12, 2011

"I have made this many times and it always

gets rave review. I do make my own pie crust mix. This is delicious warm or cold."

GinnyB. User ID: 276081 143983
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I have made this recipe for yers and it is a family favorite. We can't wait until apple season to make it."

nbg5658 User ID: 4598371 99132
Reviewed Sep. 27, 2011

"If I make this recipe again, I will just use my traditional pie dough recipe. I did not care for the dough; it was too thin to hold up as a bar. Also I did not use corn flakes; instead I added a heaping 1/3 cup of flour to the sugar/cinnamon to mix with the apples to keep the filling from being too runny."

l2bake User ID: 2030987 98474
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2011

"Fabulous apple dessert!!"

orville76 User ID: 5749143 180109
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2011

"this is great...i cheated and used a 9 by 13 pan...along with four large granny smiths that were plenty of apple for me for bars...if you have probvlems rolling just do your best then patch it in the one will ever know"

Chuck Wagon User ID: 5523786 114102
Reviewed Oct. 17, 2010

"If you have trouble with such a large crust, try making it in two sections -- just use two smaller pans. Don't sweat the small stuff! :)"

soccerjoe18 User ID: 3124425 180658
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2010

"This is a wonderful recipe. I made this for my BBQ and everyone kept going back for more."

slagueux User ID: 2533464 99129
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2010

"Fabulous dessert! I love this recipe!!!!"

Darbit User ID: 1154919 180657
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2009

"Be realistic about your ability to roll and create a nice looking pie crust. I struggle to do a pie crust, and this 15 incher is tough. Mine ends up looking like it's been through a wood chipper on it's way to the pan. I even added an extra half of ingredients for a little leeway. It tastes delicious; I just need someone to make it for me."

nana22 User ID: 328489 180107
Reviewed Jun. 20, 2009

"I made this recipe a few months ago. It is absoulutely delicious. Reminded me of an apple turnover , but better."

sandra smith User ID: 1466325 181524
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"I was making this great dessert in 1968 when I got the recipe from a co-worker. It was always the favorite of our kids...better than pie. Getting the crust rolled to that size can be a challenge. Chill dough 30 mmins and shape into a long rectangle before you start rolling. Pick it up by rolling it on the rolling pin and reverse the pin as you start at one end of the pan, unrolling it to the other end. It was worth all the effort. Good luck!!"

slagueux User ID: 2533464 184392
Reviewed Apr. 18, 2009 Edited Jun. 3, 2010

"I had this at a friend's house on Easter. It was FABULOUS!!


Taya User ID: 120928 181522
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2009

"I guess I wasn't the only one with the crust problem. This was a great tasting recipe, instead of the drizzle on top, I topped with ice cream and caramel sauce. Yum! Extra treadmill time needed though!"

mumofthree03 User ID: 3267768 210756
Reviewed Feb. 26, 2009

"i also had a little trouble with the crust i suggest chilling in fridge for a while my husband and my three teenage sons finished this in two days, i did cut back the sugar two half a cup as the apples were sweet enough. great recipe.

mum of three saginaw mi."

tishaug18 User ID: 3371385 143968
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"Oops! Wasn't finished with my previous post... I did have difficulty with the crust, and it was very thin when I pieced it into the pan (I just couldn't get it rolled, so I ended up putting it in in sections) but it still formed a pretty solid base, and the desert was very tasty!"

andrewsprincess User ID: 3463810 168360
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"I tried viewing this recipe and some others and it tells me you have to be a subscriber to TOH, well I am, do I have to do something special before going into that site with-out subscribing again? Can anyone help me?"

tishaug18 User ID: 3371385 181521
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2009

"i had a very hard time rolling the crust to fit in the pan!"

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