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Apple Pastry Squares Healthy Gourmet Recipe

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New Year is at the corner and we are again in the mood of celebration. I decided to make
Sweet Apple Pastry Squares a helthy gourmet recipe for all. This apple dessert is one of my family's favorites. If you're serving a larger group, I've found that it goes a little further when cut into squares rather than slices like a traditional apple pie."

It is popular american food as well as popular among new year chill out. Apple pastry square tastes sweet. Mostly apple pastry square is made by baking.

96% would make again

24 Servings
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 40 min

1/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water

Apple Pastry Squares
5 cups thinly sliced peeled apples
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 tablespoon lemon juice

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup cold shortening
2 egg yolks, beaten
1/4 cup cold water
1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
1 tablespoon milk
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/2 teaspoon Spice Island® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • For filling, combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan. Mix until well blended. Add apples; heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from the heat. Stir in spices and lemon juices; set aside.
  • For pastry, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Combine egg yolks, water and lemon juice; blend into flour. Mixture will form a ball. Divided in half.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough between two pieces of waxed paper to fit the bottom and halfway up the sides of a 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Spread filling over pastry. Roll remaining pastry to fit pan exactly; place on top of filling. Fold bottom pastry over top and press to seal. Cut a few small slits in top crust.
  • Bake at 400° for about 40 minutes or until lightly browned. For glaze, combine all ingredients and drizzle over the warm pastry. Yield: 24 servings.
Nutrition Facts:
  • 1 piece equals 131 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 56 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1 fat.
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