The Great American Apple Bake-off

Sunday October 24, 2010
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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:

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

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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?

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Everything was good to the last bite.

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

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

Apple Pie Squares

Crust:

  • 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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