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Maria's Apple Slices Recipe - Polish Jablka Kroione


Polish Apple Slices or Jablka Kroione

Polish Apple Slices or Jablka Kroione

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This recipe for Polish apple slices or jablka kroione is from Maria Sielewicz of Northwest Indiana. It's a little different from most apple slices -- the pastry dough top has a crackly finish because it's brushed with egg white and sugar before baking (not a meringue). Use a European 11x9-inch rectangular pan that is at least 2 inches high or else make 1 1/2 times the dough for a 13x9-inch pan.

Makes 1 (11x9-inch) pan of Polish Apple Slices or Jablka Kroione

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 30 minutes


  • Pastry Dough:
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Apple Filling:
  • 3 pounds apples of choice, peeled, cored and chopped into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 or more cups sugar, based on sweetness of apples
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • Topping:
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar


  1. To make the pastry dough: In a large bowl, mix the flour and salt and cut in the shortening until large pea-sized pieces form. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks with the vanilla and sugar until well combined. Add to the flour and mix together, bringing to a ball. (This can be made in a food processor with good results. Divide dough in half and press half into an 11x9-inch pan. Refrigerate the rest of the dough while you make the filling.

  2. To make the filling: Heat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix together the apples, sugar, cinnamon and flour. Pour the apple filling into the prepared pan. Set aside.

  3. Roll out second half of pastry dough between parchment paper, adding flour, if necessary. Lay on top of apples. No need to make a fancy fluted edge.

  4. To make the topping: In a medium bowl, with a fork or whisk, combine the egg whites with 1 cup sugar. Do not beat or make a meringue. Pour over crust and place baking ban on a sheet pan to catch any drips. Bake about 1 hour or until apples are tender and bubbly.
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