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Apple Pie Squares

There’s nothing quite like apple pie in July! Yellow transparents are an early apple and ready for the picking, and they make a wonderful, old-fashioned apple pie. I like to make 'apple-pie-by-the-pan' to feed a crowd...or simply to freeze and take out a few pieces at a time.

Apple Pie Squares
  • 1 ½ cup margarine
  • 3 ¾ cup flour
  • 1 ½ tsp. salt
  • 1 egg yolk and milk to make 1 cup
  • 6 cups peeled, sliced apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons flour
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  1. Cut margarine into flour and salt.
  2. Add egg yolk and milk.
  3. Roll out half the dough and place on large bar pan...about 12 x 16 inches.
  4. Spread apple slices evenly over bottom pastry.
  5. Sprinkle with sugar, flour, and cinnamon mixture.
  6. Roll out other half of dough and place on top…pinch edges.
  7. Beat egg white until foamy and spread over crust.
  8. Bake at 400 for fifteen minutes…reduce heat to 325 and bake an additional 30 minutes.


  1. Jusy thanks for sharing this recipe, my son loves apple pie, even as a boy hw would ask for pie instead of birthday cake. I'm going to make this recipe one day soon.

  2. Judy how big is the pan you used?

  3. Judy...this will be on my Chem Sunday when I return.

  4. Oh these apple pie squares look divine..reminds me of how my Mom used to make it!
    Looks like one to be shared..can I have a piece??

  5. This looks like a great way to feed a crowd dessert. Yummy!

  6. Judy, great minds think alike. My recipe is nearly identical but the finish is a wee bit different. I do this with rhubarb too and posted it in my other blog.
    I can attest to these being delicious.

  7. Just found you through ABC Wed. What a lovely blog! I've had a look at your recipies and everything looks delicious. I 'll be back!

    Just one question (if you don't mind me asking) how do you get your signature at the end of your post?

  8. Yummy. You know what I'll be making this weekend. I need to get those fresh transparent apples.
    Wonder why my legs are stiff.

  9. This is how my family likes their apple pie. We love the thin layer of apples with lots of flakey crust. I add a little powder sugar glaze to mine.


  10. Oh my....I realize now what comment I wrote...earlier that is. So Judy....I will be making that yummy apple pie square tomorrow...this IS when I returned...sigh. And you know...the day you posted this was the day someone from the church brought this very apple square to the place where I was church people so kindly do when a family is in need.

    Yum...I look forward to making this.

  11. So I realize that this recipe was posted two years ago, but it's taken me that long to drum up the courage to try it. While I love pie, pastry is not yet in my skill set. This weekend, I finally tried it, and we are enjoying the results to much!!
    I follow your blog very regularly and thank you for your work here! :)

  12. I got this recipe on your site awhile back and have made it many times since. I am always asked for the recipe. It is heavenly!!

  13. I was nervous about making this pastry since I am not very good at it but this pastry dough is fabulous and forgiving to work with! LOVE the apple pie taste, LOVE the light and flaky texture of this pastry dough. This recipe will definately be my staple when serving my crowds!! Thank you!

  14. It is me again Mary it is not even the end of September and I am already getting request for these heavenly squares again! I think I made these a gazillion times last fall!LOL thank you girls for the wonderful recipe I think!LOL

  15. My Ukrainian mother used to make apple slices for our family many years ago. My cousin and I were just talking about how we wished we had her recipe. Your recipe looks just like the one she used to make. So happy I found this on your site.

    Thank you.

  16. Most amazing apple dessert.

  17. Made this today for a church event, with blueberries instead of apples, and it was a huge success! Thank you for another awesome recipe


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