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Apple Bars

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time50 mins
Total Time1 hr 5 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Apple



  • 2 1/2 C all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 C shortening
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 2/3 C milk
  • 1 - 1 1/2 C corn flakes crushed


  • 4-5 C apples peeled and sliced
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  • 1 1/2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 Tbsp milk approx


  • Preheat oven to 400F°. Grease a 12x17 jelly roll pan.
  • In a large bowl combine all of the ingredients for the crust. Using a pastry cutter or a fork work everything together (like you would a pie crust). Once everything is combined divide the dough in half. Using your fingers press 1/2 of the dough into the prepared pan. It will be thin, that is ok. Sprinkle the corn flakes evenly over the crust.
  • In a separate bowl toss the apples, sugar and cinnamon together. Once well coated, spread the apples evenly over the crust. Cover with the remaining crust. It can be a little sticky, so I roll out small portions and place it on top. Kind of like patchwork :)
  • Bake for 10 minutes a 400F°. Turn down the oven to 350F° and bake for 40 more minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. Once cool you can frost, if using (which you really should).


  • Mix everything together, and adjust the amount of milk to get a thin and almost drizzle-able frosting.