I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Date and Apple Pie Bars

Instead of making individual hand pies, make a pie you can cut into squares.

1  lb pie dough (enough for 1 large pie)

3/4 cup chopped dates
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
5 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced
1 tsp vanilla

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup white sugar
1/3 cup brown sugar
2 tsp cinnamon

Use your own favourite pastry recipe and divide the pie dough into 2 portions, one a bit larger than the other. Roll out the larger one and put it in a 10 X 6 pan.  Toss the dates, nuts and apples with vanilla. Mix the flour, 2 sugars and cinnamon together and toss with the apples. Fill the pie shell.
Roll out the other piece of dough to fit top.
Dampen the edges with water and put in place, pressing to seal. You can also cut decorative shapes out and wet with water to seal in place.
Make slits in top for air to escape and brush with milk. Sprinkle sugar over top and place in a 350F oven for 50-60 minutes.
Cool 1 hour before cutting.

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