The Great American Apple Bake-off

Sunday October 24, 2010

Our Sunday school class had a women’s fellowship event this weekend and it was too sweet to miss:  an apple bake-off.

We gathered a gal’s home and divided into “teams”, selecting two recipes to make.   I joined team “Apple Pie Squares” and we squared off against team “Apple Crisp“.

The Pie Squares were sort of like apple pie, in a jelly roll pan.  They turned out beautifully, thanks to Denise’s handiwork:


Team Apple Crisp had no slackers either.  Their crisp came out looking and smelling delectable.


It was fun to cook and fellowship while our sweet treats baked.

In the end, it was clear to see who had won: all of us!

How can you lose when you spend your Saturday afternoon making and sampling treats like these?


Everything was good to the last bite.


Thanks ladies for a lovely way to spend a beautiful fall afternoon!


If you are curious, here are the recipes we used:

Apple Pie Squares


  • 1 1/3 cup shortening
  • 3 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 8 to 9 Tbsp. cold water

Apple Filling:

  • 8 cups thinly sliced (and peeled) apples (we used Granny Smith)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup four
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • Dash salt
  1. Mix crust with a pastry blender.  Divide into two equal halves and set aside.
  2. Mix apple filling together in a separate bowl.
  3. Roll out half of the crust to form a bottom layer in a jelly roll pan.
  4. Spread apple filling on top and roll out an place remaining crust on top.
  5. Bake at 425 degrees for 35-40 minutes.

The Apple Crisp recipe can be found on my blog here.


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