Recipe By Stephanie Watts
Published Apr 23rd
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Servings 32 bars Calories 130.8

Serve warm or cool, topped with powdered sugar or whipped cream. For best results use a tart baking apple such as Cortland, Rome, or Northern Spy.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 cup cornflakes cereal
  • 8 cups tart apples - peeled, cored and sliced
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 egg white
  • ⅓ cup sifted confectioners' sugar

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large mixing bowl stir together the flour and the salt. Cut in shortening till the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Lightly beat egg yolk in a glass measuring cup. Add milk to make 2/3 cup liquid total; mix well. Divide dough in half.
  2. 2 On a floured surface, roll half the dough to an 18 x 12 inch rectangle; fit into and up sides of a 15 x 10 x 1 inch baking pan.
  3. 3 Sprinkle with corn flake cereal; top with apples. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples.
  4. 4 Roll remaining dough to a 16 x 12 inch rectangle; place over apples. Seal edges; cut slits in the top for steam to escape. Bake at 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) for about 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 130.8
  • Carbohydrate 16.6 g
  • Cholesterol 6.7 mg
  • Fat 6.8 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 1.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.7 g
  • Sodium 83 mg
  • Sugar 7.5 g


  1. This recipe is so delicious! My grandma used to make bars like this and they were always my favorite and now I have found the recipe. I made this in two half size pans instead of one with the intentions of freezing the second one, however between my husband and I we finished off one - Read more ...
  2. I am not an expert baker or cook and I don't normally write reviews unless a recipe really stands out. These apple bars are so good. I did change the recipe to suite my personal taste by using 1/4 cup brown sugar and 1/4 cup of white sugar instead of 1/2 cup white sugar. I - Read more ...
  3. Oh. Wow. Yum. Unbelievably delicious. I had to put them in the freezer so I'd stop helping myself to "just one more piece." The cornflakes are not at all discernible once it bakes. I used 10 cups of apples, and 1/2 cup brown sugar, plus 1/4 cup white sugar, plus 1/2 tsp of freshly ground - Read more ...
  4. So yummy! I just had a slice right now hehe. I used butter flavored shortening and the pastry part is sooooo good. I only used 4 apples and thought that that was enough but after baking the apples shrunk so I would recommend using all 8 but 4 isn't bad:) I also used a very - Read more ...
  5. This is an excellent Danish Pastry Apple Bar. For the pastry I added 1 Tablespoon of vinegar and chilled the dough for about an hour before rolling. Used a 9" x 13" baking pan and baked the bottom crust for 5 minutes before placing apple slices inside. Instead of cinnamon I used 1 teaspoon of - Read more ...
  6. This recipe has a great crust that was quick and easy to make. I skipped the cornflakes and doubled the cinnamon...delicious!
  7. I love these! Here's some tips, to make them even better, since a few of the ingredients remain with no instructions. Roll your dough between to lightly floured pieces of plastic wrap, makes transferring to a pan so much easier! Use 4 different kinds of apples like granny smith, golden delicious, honeycrisp and fuji. Put - Read more ...
  8. These are delicious. I've had this recipe for years and was happy to find it here. The directions however are incomplete. You need to whip the egg white until it's frothy then brush it on the dough before baking. I made the powdered sugar into a glaze and drizzled it over the top. Yummy!
  9. These were the best dessert bars I've ever tasted! There really was nothing to change about the recipe even though I always look for ways to make recipes better. This one was perfect as written. This is one recipe I wouldn't recommend passing on!

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