Chill and Bake Frosted Apple Squares

Coffee Cakes & Sweet Treats

If you like apple pie squares, you'll love this sweet roll version—a fresh apple filling is encased in a rich, buttery dough. Best of all, you can make it ahead, and pop it in the oven in the morning. 





24 squares

Prep Time

45 minutes

Chill Time

8 to 24 hours

Rest Time

30 minutes

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes


  • Dough
  • 3-3/4 to 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 corn starch
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 3 medium cooking apples, cored, peeled and thinly sliced
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons milk


Combine 1-1/4 cups flour, sugar, undissolved yeast, and salt in a large mixer bowl. Heat water, milk, and butter until very warm (120° to 130°F). 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.
Cover tightly with plastic wrap; refrigerate 8 to 24 hours. 

Remove from refrigerator; uncover dough and let stand 30 minutes.
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 during baking.  Bake at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes or until evenly golden. Cool 10 minutes; drizzle with Powdered Sugar Glaze. Let cool in pan; cut into squares.
Apple Filling: Combine water,  sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt in a large saucepan. Stir in egg yolk and sliced 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.