Apple Danish Bars

An addition to any meal, even served for breakfast. These apple Danish bars would be even tastier with a powdered sugar and milk glaze drizzled on top after the Danish has cooled somewhat.

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
18 bars


  • 1 large egg

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup shortening

  • ½ cup milk


  • 6 cups diced apples

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons sour cream

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10x15-inch baking pan. Divide egg; set aside egg white for filling.

  2. Combine flour and salt in a bowl. Cut in shortening with 2 knives or a pastry blender until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Mix in milk and egg yolk until incorporated. Divide dough into two equal pieces. Pat one piece into the bottom of the prepared pan; set other piece aside.

  3. Mix apples, brown sugar, sour cream, flour, butter, and cinnamon together until well combined. Pour over the dough in the pan.

  4. Roll or pat remaining dough into a rectangle and place on top of filling. Beat reserved egg white until frothy and brush over dough.

  5. Bake until top and bottom are golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely, about 30 minutes, before cutting into bars.

Cook's Note:

In the filling, you can use margarine for butter, and yogurt for sour cream.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

250 Calories
13g Fat
31g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 18
Calories 250
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 76mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 13g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 2mg 10%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 97mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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