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Ken Williams Orchards Apple Slices

Many years ago, we traveled from Chicago up to a beautiful apple orchard in Three Oaks, Michigan called Ken Williams Orchards. After a day of picking and picnicking, we headed to the counter to pay for our bushel of apples. On the counter sat a sheet of paper that was entitled, “Favorite Apple Recipes” and listed five of the orchard’s favorite recipes. I asked the clerk if I could have the sheet and she said, “Sure, take one, they’re free!”
Well, I have used this recipe sheet over and over for the last 16 years…our favorite recipe of the bunch is something called Apple Bars. I have changed the recipe a bit and I call them apple slices. It really doesn’t matter what you call them…they will always be delicious! This is definitely the best apple slice recipe I have ever tasted.

Ken William’s Orchards Apple Slices

2 1/4 cups flour, divided
1 1/4 cups sugar, divided
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter or margarine
2 egg yolks
4 cups sliced apples
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 tablespoon milk

Combine 2 cups of flour, 1/2 cup sugar, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until crumbs are the size of peas. Stir in egg yoke. Press half of the mixture in the bottom of a 9×13″ baking pan, and reserve the rest. Combine apples, remaining flour, sugar, and cinnamon; place apple mixture over crust in pan. Sprinkle with remaining crumbs. Bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes. Cool and drizzle with thin icing of powdered sugar, vanilla and milk.




14 thoughts on “Ken Williams Orchards Apple Slices

  1. Thanks for stopping by my page – your pictures ( and very likely, your recipes) put mine to shame 🙂 we still have some apples left ( actually – a continuous supply – my wife’s family has an orchard ) so we are going to have to give this a try! jt


    1. I think you will be pleased with the taste and texture of the recipe. We’ve been making lots if applesauce as well. I will be posting the recipe soon. Thanks for your welcome comment!


    1. I just got smart and slipped the recipe into a plastic
      sleeve to protect it. Should have done that a long time ago! Thanks for stopping by and for commenting!


    1. You are so right, Maggie! This recipe is well loved and it shows in the apple juice stains on the recipe page! Thanks for stopping by and for leaving a comment!


  2. I went apple picking this past weekend & can NOT wait to try this! Check out the berry crisp & banana recipe I have on my blog… you can use the same one to make apple crisp. It’s so yummy so you might like it 🙂


  3. I absolutely LOVE Three Oaks (the butcher shop is a requisite shop!) but didn’t know about the orchard…how fantastic that you found my blog so I could find yours! YUM 🙂


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