Nana's Apple Slices

Well, this is one of those very special recipes. Each year my Mother-in-law would make several batches of these and freeze them in single portions. Over the winter when we'd come to visit she would take them out and we'd have them for dessert. SO, I now carry on this special tradition and in between making my 25 quarts of applesauce in the fall, I will make several pans of these. Sometimes I've made up to 10 pans and we've enjoyed them into the spring. Usually I'll make about 5 pans and freeze in single serving slices. SO nice to have on hand and pull out of the freezer at a moments notice.

1 cup butter or margarine

2 1/2 cups flour

1 tablespoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 package yeast (1 teaspoon)

2 egg yolks, beaten

1/2 cup milk

8 to 10 apples, peeled and sliced

1 cup sugar

6 tablespoons flour

1 teaspoon vanilla

1/4 cup butter or margarine

Thin powdered sugar frosting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Mix 1 cup butter or margarine, flour, sugar and salt as you would a pie crust.  Add milk and egg yolks.  Roll 2/3 of dough to fit a 9x13 inch pan, bottom and up sides a little.  Put apples over top of crust.  Mix sugar, flour, and vanilla.  Sprinkle over apples and dot with 1/4 cup butter.  Roll out rest of dough and overlap.  Bake for 1 hour.  As soon as it is removed from the oven, frost with a thin powdered sugar icing.  Let set.  Can be frozen in meal sized portions and warmed.