Apple Tree Lane Bed and Breakfast


Welcome to Apple Tree Lane, a Waupaca,Wisconsin Bed and Breakfast. Located in an historic Victorian farmhouse, complete with gingerbread trim, the Inn sits on 7.5 acres in a park-like setting along 400 feet of beautiful Crystal River frontage.

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Frosted Apple Bar Recipe

Wolf River Apples from our Orchard
The Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast in picturesque Waupaca, WI, has both Wolf River and Macintosh apples on the property.  As a matter of fact, our historic 1880 homestead used to be one of the regions largest running apple orchards! This year we have experienced a bumper crop of apples, so I have been baking a lot of apple treats for our guests.

I tried a new recipe last week that several guests have asked for, so I thought I would share it with all of you via this blog.  It is simple and delicious.

The Wolf River apple is a terrific baking apple, so it works very well in this recipe.  I think any apple would work just fine though.

The recipe comes from a recipe book I received as a gift from one of my guests, called "The Joy of Apples", and I adapted the recipe just a bit. 

Frosted Apple Bars

2 1/2 cups flour
1 T. sugar
1 t. salt

1 cup vegetable shortening
2 egg yolks plus enough milk to measure 2/3 cup (save the whites for later in the recipe)

10 medium apples, peeled, cored and sliced thin (but not to thin!)
1 cup sugar, mixed with 1 1/2 t. ground cinnamon (try Penzeys Spices, Vietnamese Cinnamon-Extra Fancy  It has a wonderful flavor)
2 egg whites

1 cup powdered sugar
3-4 t. water

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix first three ingredients in a medium bowl.  Cut in shortening.  Stir in egg yolk mixture to form dough.  Roll out half the dough on a lightly floured surface; place onto a 15x10x1-inch jelly roll baking sheet (note it does not fill the entire sheet).

Arrange apple slices evenly over dough (leaving enough of dough edge to pinch closed).  Sprinkle with sugar-cinnamon mix.  Roll out remaining half of dough; place over apples.  Pinch two ridges of crust to seal. Beat egg whites in a small bowl until frothy; brush lightly over crust.  Bake 1 hour.

Whisk powdered sugar with water and frost cooled bars.  Slice bars in squares.  Refrigerate leftovers. 

Enjoy making these Frosted Apple Bars or just plan on coming and having your apple treats this autumn while you stay at the Apple Tree Lane Bed & Breakfast!  Hope to see you soon!