My mom has been making these since I was a kid, and they are the hit of every family get-together, from my brothers and sisters all the way down to the grandchildren; it is even spreading to my in-laws. Enjoy this family-favorite.

Fred

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
45 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 45 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Crust:
Filling:

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Whisk 2 cups flour and salt together in a bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using a pastry blender or a fork until crumbly.

  • Whisk water, eggs, and lemon juice together in a separate bowl; stir into flour mixture until dough forms a ball. Split dough into halves; roll each half into about a 9x13-inch rectangle. Press 1 rectangle into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  • Place apple slices in a large bowl; add sugar, 3 tablespoons flour, and cinnamon. Toss apples to coat; spread over crust. Cover apple filling with remaining crust, piecing together any scraps to cover any holes. Cut several slits into top crust for ventilation while cooking.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are browned and crisp, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Cool to room temperature before cutting into squares, about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

296 calories; protein 3.6g; carbohydrates 43.8g; fat 12.6g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 109.9mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (16)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
I used pre-made frozen Pillsbury pie dough crust! thaw frozen dough 4 pie crusts and using 2 crusts rolled together thinly then line the bottom of a medium cookie sheet with the two thoroughly blended together shaped into about a 2 inch x 4 inch square block wrap tightly making sure I have one made for the top and one for the bottom of my apple slice! After pressing each crust (2) together place both separately wrapped in cellophane blocks of pastry into the fridge for 1/2 to 1 hour. then roll to 1.8th inch thick place in 8-9 inch W x 13.5-14 inch cookie sheet ! pour in filling of any kind and top with last pastry crust and bake at 425 degree pre-heated oven for 20 minutes to ensure bottom of crust does not get soggy! Turn down oven to 350 degrees and bake until lovely, bubbly and light golden ! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2015
I've seen an almost identical recipe on another site but it included a glaze (confectioner's sugar vanilla extract and milk or lt. cream) to be spread over the top while it's still hot. I thought this crust was very bland; I prefer a buttery crust. The filling is also bland even though I added more ground cinnamon and also ground nutmeg. I won't be making this again sorry. Read More
(4)
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/09/2018
I used pre-made frozen Pillsbury pie dough crust! thaw frozen dough 4 pie crusts and using 2 crusts rolled together thinly then line the bottom of a medium cookie sheet with the two thoroughly blended together shaped into about a 2 inch x 4 inch square block wrap tightly making sure I have one made for the top and one for the bottom of my apple slice! After pressing each crust (2) together place both separately wrapped in cellophane blocks of pastry into the fridge for 1/2 to 1 hour. then roll to 1.8th inch thick place in 8-9 inch W x 13.5-14 inch cookie sheet ! pour in filling of any kind and top with last pastry crust and bake at 425 degree pre-heated oven for 20 minutes to ensure bottom of crust does not get soggy! Turn down oven to 350 degrees and bake until lovely, bubbly and light golden ! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2015
I've seen an almost identical recipe on another site but it included a glaze (confectioner's sugar vanilla extract and milk or lt. cream) to be spread over the top while it's still hot. I thought this crust was very bland; I prefer a buttery crust. The filling is also bland even though I added more ground cinnamon and also ground nutmeg. I won't be making this again sorry. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
10/04/2015
Add a thin layer of corn flakes on top of bottom crust. It absorbs the liquid and saves the bottom crust from getting soft and mushy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2017
I had to make more crust it was to thin so I made the recipe for crust 1 and half. But it was very good other then that Read More
(1)
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2017
Reminded me of my grandmother's apples slices. I made a few changes based on my recollection of her rendition. I added the zest of one lemon and cut the water in half and made up the difference with extra lemon juice. I also dotted the upper crust with little pieces of softened butter (about two Tbsp) and sprinkled it with about two Tbsp of superfine sugar. Next time I'll increase the recipe by one and a half times as I thought the ingredients were a bit sparse for a 9x13 pan. Grandma's were thicker as I recall. Great recipe thanks for taking me back to my childhood! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2019
Made this per the directions and it turned out great! Dessert at a potluck. crumbs to take home along with many compliments.... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2020
I love apple pies Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2016
Ate this still warm my husband who loves apple pie said it was orgasmic! Best thing he had eaten and heis not a dessert person. Will make this again and again super easy too! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
02/19/2015
I have been looking for this! All that is missing is the homemade icing. Also good with peach and blueberry! Read More
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