Frosted Apple Squares

The fresh apples and spices in the filling give these squares an irresistible apple pie flavor.


Details

Difficulty

Advanced

Yield

24 squares

Prep Time

01 hours

Rise Time

45 minutes

Bake Time

20 minutes

Ingredients


  • 3-3/4 to 4-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 3 egg yolks
  • Apple Filling
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Argo® Corn Starch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten
  • 3 medium cooking apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk

Directions


Combine 1-1/4 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast and salt. Heat water, milk and butter until very warm (120oF to 130oF). Gradually add to flour mixture. Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add egg yolks and 1/2 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed. Stir in enough remaining flour to make a soft dough.

Divide dough in half; roll half of the dough on lightly floured surface to fit the bottom of ungreased 15-1/2 x 10-1/2 x 1-inch jelly roll pan. Place in pan, pressing dough up sides. Spread with Apple Filling. Roll remaining dough large enough to cover filling. Place over filling; seal edges together. Snip surface of dough with scissors to let steam escape. Cover; let rise in warm, draft-free place until doubled in size, about 45 minutes.

Bake at 375oF for 20 minutes or until evenly golden. Drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Let cool in pan; cut into squares.

Apple Filling: Combine water, sugar, cornstarch,  cinnamon, nutmeg and salt in large a large saucepan. Stir in egg yolk and  apples. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until thick, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool.

Powdered Sugar Glaze: Stir powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl until smooth.