Delicious Danish Apple Bars


What you’ll need:

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg separated
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup cornflakes cereal
  • 4 different kinds of tart apples (granny smith, golden delicious, honeycrisp and fuji) to equal 8 cups
  • 3 Tbls butter cut into thin pats
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar

Glaze mixture:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbls vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbls cream or milk


  1. Preheat oven  to 375 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl stir together flour and salt.
  3. Cut in shortening.
  4. Separate egg
  5. In a glass measuring cup, lightly beat egg yolk then add in milk to total 2/3 cup liquid.
  6. Add liquid to dry ingredients and mix well, until it becomes dough.
  7. Divide in half.
  8. Roll half of dough between two lightly floured pieces of plastic wrap or waxed paper.
  9. Once dough has reached an approximate 18″ x 12″ rectangular shape, place into greased 15″ x 10″ x 1″ inch pan. The dough should cover bottom and up sides, like a pie crust.
  10. Cover dough with corn flake cereal
  11. Top with the apples.
  12. Place pats of butter on apple layer.
  13. Combine cinnamon and sugar, then sprinkle over apples.
  14. Roll out remaining dough to a rectangle shape to cover dish.
  15. Seal edges and cut slits in the top for steam to escape.
  16. Beat the egg white until stiff then brush over the top of crust.
  17. Bake for 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  18. Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  19. While cooling, mix all ingredients for glaze.
  20. While still warm, top with glaze.

Serve warm. Top with vanilla ice cream for an extra special treat!



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