Apple Nut Squares

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Senior Cook
Aug 27, 2004

Apple Nut Squares
2 c Flour
3 tb Sugar
3/4 c Butter, in pieces
1 Egg, slightly beaten
1 tb Fresh lemon juice
4 tb Water, very cold
6 Egg yolks
3/4 c Sugar
1/8 ts Salt
3/4 c Nuts, pulverized
1/3 c Raisins
3 c Tart apples, shredded
1/2 ts Cinnamon
6 tb Apricot jam ,
6 tb Butter, melted
Sweetened whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350F
1.Mix flour and sugar in bowl. Cut butter into mixture until pieces are the size of peas.
2.Blend the egg, lemon juice and 3 tb water. Sprinkle over the dry ingredients. Toss with fork until flour is moistened. Press into a ball.
3.Roll pastry into a 9x13 baking pan, building the edge up about 1".
4.In small bowl, beat egg yolks until fluffy. Add sugar and salt. Beat at high speed until thick and lemon colored. Blend in the nuts and raisins. Fold in the apples and cinnamon.
5.Spread apricot jam over the pastry. Top with apple-nut mixture. Bake for 25 minutes. Drizzle with melted butter. Return to oven. Bake 15-20 minutes longer until top is golden. Cut into squares. Serve warm with slightly sweetened whipped cream.

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