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Apple Pie Bars (Croatian Pita)
Servings: 9 x13"
Author: Kitchen Nostalgia
Ingredients
  • DOUGH:
  • 400 g flour (0.9 lb; 3 1/4 cups)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 100 g sugar (3.5 oz; 1/2 cup), or more
  • 150 g butter (5 oz; 1/2 cup + 1 3/4 Tbsp)
  • 1-2 Tbsp sour cream or milk optional
  • 2 Tbsp dry bread crumbs
  • FILLING:
  • 1,5 kg apples (3 lb), about 10 medium apples
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. DOUGH: Combine flour, baking powder, egg, sugar and butter to make a dough. If the dough is too dry, add up to 1 Tbsp milk. Do not overwork the dough. Wrap it and cool in refrigerator for about 30 minutes.
  2. FILLING: Peel and grate apples. Mix with sugar and cinnamon. Adjust the sweetness to your taste.
  3. ASSEMBLE: Divide the dough in half. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on a floured surface. Press one half of the dough into the bottom of the 9x13" baking pan and up the sides. Sprinkle with dry bread crumbs and spoon in apple filling. Cover with the top crust.
  4. Bake at 170 C (340 F) for about 45 minutes or until the crust is pale golden. Sprinkle with powdered sugar, cut into squares and serve.