Ken Williams Orchards Apple Slices

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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
1 egg yolk
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.

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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

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    • Me says:

      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!

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    • Me says:

      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!

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    • Me says:

      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!

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  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 🙂

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  3. Liana says:

    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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