Apple Slices - November 2021

This recipe has been a favorite in our family for many years and would be great for Thanksgiving.  It is derived from St. John's church cookbook in West Bend, WI.  The crust is more tender because of the milk and egg, so making it easier to work with than the standard pie crusts.  Enjoy:

Apple Slices

  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. shortening
  • 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten (egg white is used below)
  • 1/2 c. milk
  • 5 c. peeled, cored, sliced apples
  • 2 Tbls. flour
  • 1-1/2 c. sugar (I use less here, depending on how sweet the applies are)
  • 1 Tbls. butter
  • 1 egg white, slightly beaten

Combine 2 c. flour with salt.  Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.  Mix egg yolk with milk and stir into flour mixture.  Pat half the dough into a 11-1/2" x 7-1/2" x 1-1/2" pan and cover with applies.  Mix the 2 Tbls. flour with the sugar.  Sprinkle over applies.  Dot with butter.  Roll rest of the dough to fit pan.  Place over apples.  Brush with egg white.  Bake 45 minutes at 375 degrees.  Cool slightly, frost with confectioner's sugar icing or serve with ice cream.  Pan size is odd, so if you don't have that size, this recipe works well in a 9"x9" pan also!