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Apples

September 23, 1998

The return of fall marks apple season. As days grow cooler and leaves change from golds to reds, you can sink your teeth into fall's finest fruit-enjoying all the varieties at their peak. There is a wide variety of apples. Try some new varieties this fall.

Apples always are a delicious ingredient in baked goods, too. Fill your kitchen with the sweet aromas of baked apple, nutmeg and cinnamon as you bake apple desserts. Here are some apple recipes as you usher in fall.

- Photos, recipes courtesy of Land O Lakes

Apple Pie Bars

Crust




  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter, chilled
  • 1 egg, separated, yolk beaten with enough milk to equal 2/3 cup, reserve white


Filling




  • 1 cup crushed corn flakes
  • 8 to 10 medium tart cooking apples, 8 cups, peeled, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 reserved egg white
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


Glaze

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  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons milk


Heat oven to 350 degrees. In medium bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in butter until crumbly. With fork, stir in egg yolk and milk until dough forms a ball; divide in half. On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough into 15-by-10-inch rectangle; place on bottom of 15-by-10-by-1-inch jelly-roll pan. Sprinkle with corn flakes; top with apples.

In small bowl, combine 1 cup sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon and nutmeg. Sprinkle over apples. Roll remaining half of dough into 15 1/2-by-10 1/2-inch rectangle; place over apples.

Beat egg white with fork until foamy; brush over top crust. In small bowl stir together 2 tablespoons sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; sprinkle over crust. Bake for 45 to 60 minutes or until lightly browned.

In small bowl, stir together powdered sugar, vanilla and enough milk for desired glazing consistency. Drizzle over warm bars.

Makes 36 bars. Serving size: one bar




Nutrition facts: 130 calories, 1 gram protein, 20 grams carbohydrates, 5 grams fat, 20 milligrams cholesterol, 120 milligrams sodium

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