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Apples, Apples, Apples! 
Oct. 11, 2009 12:42 pm 
Updated: Mar. 5, 2010 2:38 pm

Apples, apples everywhere. I've been craving Apple Danish, so I picked up some gorgeous Cortlands from Apple Castle, not too far from home.

  Don't they look yummy?    Peeled them...   sliced them...

Flour, salt, and shortening combine to begin the dough. Cut it together like this.

When it looks crumbly, separate the egg and add milk to the yolk. Mix together.

Add the egg and milk to the dough and mix until it comes together. Start rolling half the dough out on a floured surface. It has to be rolled pretty thin.

There, it's done. Press into the pan. Pour in apples layered with cinnamon and sugar.

There's just something magical about cinnamon and sugar, isn't there?
I mean, doesn't cinnamon just make things taste wonderful?

I mean, doesn't cinnamon just make things taste wonderful?
Well, almost everything.

Roll out the rest of the dough and put the "lid" on. Seal the edges and cut slits in the top to let the steam escape.

Beat up the egg white and brush on top. The egg white makes the top get nice and golden brown. But it's not done yet!

Beat up the egg white and brush on top. The egg white makes the top get nice and golden brown. But it's not done yet!

Drizzle on a powdered sugar glaze after it cools. It's hard to wait.

There, it's finally done!

Have a slice.

Thanks for dropping by.

Danish Pastry Apple Bars - So delicious!
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Oct. 11, 2009 3:28 pm
Wow! You did such a great job of step by step instructions and the photos to go along with. You're a real Pro. Thank you!
Oct. 12, 2009 5:46 am
Those look amazing!! You did a wonderful presentation...Congrats on being the cook of the week!!
Oct. 12, 2009 7:52 am
This looks delicious. Nice Job and great instructions.
Oct. 12, 2009 1:25 pm
Oh my! It looks so delicious! I love anything with apples in. This recipe seems great because it's with homemade dough instead of those from the store. Great job and thanks for sharing!
Oct. 12, 2009 6:20 pm
I am danish! And these look wonderful. Guess what I am making tomorrow??
Oct. 12, 2009 6:42 pm
yes, cinnamon is magic! Lovely blog & congrats on being cook of the week.
Oct. 12, 2009 8:52 pm
Nice job, Pam. I love Cortlands, they're like the perfect apple. Thanks for sharing the Danish recipe.
Oct. 12, 2009 10:35 pm
Excuse me, would you pass me a napkin, I seem to have some drool on my chin. Lovely, just plain lovely.
Oct. 13, 2009 2:32 pm
Thanks everyone. I need to make another pan - there isn't a crumb left!
Oct. 14, 2009 5:25 am
The photos are great! As for Apple Castle- are they open year round and do they just have apples?
Oct. 14, 2009 7:39 am
Hey congrats Pam! Woohooo! What a treat to open up the home page, and to see your sweet, smiling self :D I love the blog, can't wait to try the recipe. I don't think I've ever seen Cortlands here in the Northwest, I wonder what would be a good sub. maybe Honeycrisp? Thanks so much for sharing.
Oct. 15, 2009 12:24 pm
Just wanted to say, my name is Pam and I have three boys too! mine are only 22 months old, but i am off to check out your ideas!
Oct. 16, 2009 10:59 am
Ack! Triplets? You rule! Enjoy them!
Oct. 24, 2009 4:39 am
That looks sooo good at this season of fall upon us....have to go get some apples today...thanks
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I have three teenage sons who are picky eaters (especially the middle one). I try to cook things that they might enjoy trying, but they're not always willing to try new things. My husband started out a picky eater when we met back in 1986, but he's gotten much better and is willing to try ALMOST anything I make. In my spare time I teach second grade. I have introduced my students to cooking and/or new foods over the years.
My favorite things to cook
I love to try all sorts of new recipes, so I don't really have a favorite thing to cook. I enjoy using fresh ingredients from the garden and canning those ingredients to use year-round. I also enjoy baking treats for my second grade class. I'll try almost anything if I think my family will eat it. Of course, I've been known to try a recipe because I want to, whether they'll eat it or not.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I love making the pumpkin pies and other desserts for Thanksgiving. I always like to try one new dessert for each holiday. Baking Christmas cookies is a tradition that goes back as long as I can remember.
My cooking triumphs
I've made some pretty cool cakes for my boys' birthdays. They include a firetruck, baseball, football, and Pokeball. I've also used shaped pans to decorate everything from Barney and Elmo, Power Ranger, Jeff Gordon's #24 racecar, football helmet, a dog and dog house, a monkey, a giant cupcake, and a penguin. Some recent cakes have been a pizza, chef's hat, and Topsy-Turvy (Mad Hatter Cake.) The last one didn't collapse - that was a real triumph! One of my best triumphs has been teaching my boys to cook. They'll never go hungry.
My cooking tragedies
The first time I cooked a turkey I relied on my thermometer to tell when it was done. It wasn't.
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