I can remember making these when I was a little girl with my great aunt, we would clear the kitchen table, roll up our sleeves and dive into a world of sweet, sweet apples and the flakiest dough you could ever dream of!
- 5 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. salt
- 2 cups shortening
- 4 eggs, separated
- 1 cup milk
- 2 cups crushed cornflakes
In bowl beat egg yolks and milk, reserve the egg whites for later.
Add egg mixture to the flour mixure
Mix dough until combined and form into a ball and cut in half. Refrigerate for an hour or so.
In the meantime, crush your cornflakes into very fine pieces. Perfect job for the little ones!
Roll out the dough and place it on a 15 x10 sheet pan. If you’re terrible at rolling out dough like I am than this is the perfect dough for you! It’s great for piecing together and once it’s baked, it’s so flaky that no one will ever know!
- 6 apples
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
Place the apple in a flat layer on top of cornflakes.
Roll out the remaining dough, place on top of the apples layer, cut some slits to let the steam escape and seal the edges. Beat the egg whites until foamy and spread on top of the crust.
Bake at 350 for 1 hour, until the crust is golden. Cool slightly.
If that doesn’t look delicious on it’s own there’s one more step!
- 1 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 tbl water
These squares will put any apple pie to shame!! A little bit of advice, if you decide to make these for a holiday party, make sure you keep a few squares at home for yourself! They will be gone as soon as you unwrap them!
Could I make these square more healthy, substituting the shortening for a better option? Absolutely. But, some things should just be left alone and this is one of them.
It’s Thanksgiving, to me that means family traditions, our day just wouldn’t be the same without them…