Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fruit Squares

Posted by Donna:

Years ago, when we still lived in Eldorado, a very good family friend made these fruit squares quite often when we were visiting in her home. We all loved them. Sad part is, she shared her recipe-----probably 30 years ago----and shortly afterwards, I lost it---or thought I had lost it until a couple of months ago. I must admit I haven't made these since relocating the recipe; but, still wanted to share it. They're definitely worth making.

Fruit Squares

Mix together:

2 1/2 cups flour
1 cup shortening
2 T. sugar
1 tsp salt
1 egg yolk that has been blended into 2/3 cup milk

Roll out 1/2 of the dough to fit the bottom of a 15 x 10 1/2 x 1 pan.

Spread with 1 can cherry pie fruit filling---or filling of your choice. Dot with butter. Cover with the remaining top crust and brush with egg white. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 to 35 minutes. Glaze with powdered sugar icing. Cut into squares.

The directions didn't mention making slits in the top crust; but, it certainly wouldn't hurt to make a few before baking. I didn't remember the recipe calling for only 1 can of fruit filling, either. It doesn't seem like enough, but my friend's was perfect the way it was.

This isn't a thick fruit square---it's just right.

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