Apple Oat Squares
  • 2 1/2 cups sifted unbleached flour
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1 cup + 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 egg, separated
  • A little bit of milk
  • 2/3 cup crushed oat squares cereal
  • 5-6 cups peeled and sliced Gala or Rome Apples
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons lemon juice
  1. Sift the four, add 1 Tablespoon sugar, cut in shortening. Place egg yolk in measuring cup, add milk to make 1/3 cup liquid. Add to shortening mixture, mix to form soft dough.
  2. Roll out half of dough to form 15 x 11-inch rectangle; transfer to rimmed baking sheet. Cover with oat squares cereal; spread with apples. Mix remaining sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle over apples.
  3. Roll remaining dough for top crust; place over apples. Pinch edges together. Make cuts in top crust for steam vents. Beat egg white until stiff; spread on top crust. Bake in 400° oven for 40 minutes.
  4. Combine confectioners sugar and lemon juice to make glaze. Drizzle over hot crust. Cut into squares. Makes 20 small squares or 16 large squares