Apple Flaxseed Square

 Source: Apple Flaxseed Square, SaskFlax ©2014

Source: Apple Flaxseed Square, SaskFlax ©2014

This flaxseed square tastes just like apple pie.

Ingredients

  •  2 1/2 cups (625 mL) all-purpose flour            
  •  1 tsp (5 mL) salt
  •  1/4 cup (60 mL) flaxseed           
  •  1 cup (250 mL) shortening      
  •  1 egg yolk plus enough milk to make 2/3 cup (150 mL) liquid
  •  2 cups (500 mL) cornflakes crushed to 1 cup  (250 mL) crumbs         
  •  4 large or 6 small apples to make 5 cups (1.25 L) of sliced apples                   
  •  3/4 cup (175 mL) granulated sugar     
  •  1 1/2 tsp (7 mL) cinnamon      
  •  1 egg white                 

Icing:

  •  1/2 cup (125 mL) icing sugar       
  •  1 Tbsp (15 mL) warm water   
  •  1/2 tsp (2 mL) vanilla or almond extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375ºF (190ºC).

  2. Lightly spray a 15 x 10 inch (40 x 25 cm) baking sheet with a non-stick cooking spray.

  3. In a large bowl, mix together all-purpose flour, salt and flaxseed. Cut in shortening until mixture is crumbly. Stir in egg yolk and milk until a soft dough forms. Divide dough in half.

  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll one half into a 15 x 10 inch (40 x 25 cm) rectangle to fit the baking sheet.  Place on prepared baking sheet.

  5. Sprinkle cornflake crumbs over dough.

  6. Peel, pare and slice apples. Spread apple slices on top of crumbs. Sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top.

  7. Roll out other half of dough, lay on top of apples to cover.  Crimp edges all around to seal.

  8. Beat egg white until frothy, brush on top of crust.

  9. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Cool.

  10. In a small bowl, mix together icing sugar, water and vanilla or almond extract; stir well. Add a few drops of water if needed to form a drizzle. Using a spoon, drizzle icing over square. 

 

Nutritional Analysis

 
 

YIELD: 30 squares.

SERVING SIZE: 1 square. Each serving contains 1/2 tsp (2 mL) of flax.

Per Serving
Calories 150
Total Fat 6 g
Saturated Fat 3 g
Cholesterol 10 mg
Carbohydrates 22 g
Fiber 1 g
Sugars 11 g
Protein 2 g
Sodium 95 mg
Potassium 54 mg