Grandma Dalton’s Apple slices


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IngredientsApple Slice


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup lard
  • ½ cup water
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • 1 ¼ cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cups water
  • 3 pounds cooking apples, peeled, pared, cut in sixteenths


For pastry

  1. Combine flour with baking powder and salt, mix completely.
  2. Cut in lard until mixture is in coarse crumbs.
  3. Mix water, egg yolks and lemon juice; add to flour mixture. Blend gently with fork. (Mixture is very moist)
  4. Wrap in waxed paper; chill at least six hours or overnight.

For filling

  1. Mix sugar, cornstarch, cinnamon and salt in a saucepan; add water.  Cook, stirring frequently, for five minutes.
  2. Add apples; simmer for 10 minutes.
  3. Divide pastry in half; role one piece on well-floured pastry cloth or board into a rectangle about 15 x 11”, using a stocking covered rolling pin; turn out into a  Jelly Roll baking pan.
  4. Bring dough up against sides of pan about 1 inch.
  5. Turn apple mixture into pan.
  6. Roll the remaining dough to fit top of pan. Cut steam vents; lay over apples. Press edges of dough firmly together; seal.
  7. Bake at 450° for 20 minutes. Reduce heat to 350°; bake 30 minutes more.
  8. Cool in pan on wire rack.
  9. Cut into 3 inch squares.
  10. Spread a thin confectioner’s sugar icing over the top
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