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Danish Pastry Apple Bars
June 06, 2010

I have never rated a recipe with 1 star before, but I don't think this one deserves more than that. First, the dough was a gloppy mess after adding the egg/milk mixture, so I had to add more and more flour to even get it to roll-out consistency. Second, this calls for 10 apples - WAY too many for a 9x13 pan and the little amount of sugar it calls for. I would say it only needs half the amount of apples (I used Braeburn). Which brings me to the sugar - too little for all the fruit. AND this definitely needs some cornstarch or something in the filling to thicken it up. I was horrified that after baking time I pulled it out of the oven to see that there was boiling apple juice around the sides as that makes a soggy bottom crust. So I had to hold the pan over the sink and tilt it to run all the liquid out and at least a cup of it came out. THEN I was trying to cut and remove the bars (I made them as part of an order from my home baking business for a graduation party today) and it was a nightmare - the crust was slipping off the apples, all the apples were falling out of the center and not staying together, etc. If I had time to make something else and chuck this entire batch I would. It's basically like an apple pie, except the crust is tasteless and the filling not very desireable either. Sorry, will not make again or recommend to others.

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