A Boke of Gode Cookery Presents

Baked Apples in Pastry

PERIOD: Modern | SOURCE: Contemporary Recipe | CLASS: Not Authentic

DESCRIPTION: Spiced apples wrapped in pastry and baked

  • 6 apples
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup ground or chopped walnuts
  • 10-12 Tbs. ice-cold water
  • 1/2 cup (1/2 stick) butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. spices - combination of cinnamon, nutmeg, & cloves
Sift flour and salt into a medium-size bowl; cut in shortening until crumbly; stir in cheese & walnuts. Sprinkle water over mixture; mix lightly with fork until pastry holds together and leaves the sides of the bowl. Remove from bowl; knead into a smooth ball (add more flour if necessary); set aside. Pare apples and core just to the bottom, leaving bottom intact. Remove any seeds. Combine butter, sugar, and spices in a small bowl until smooth and paste-like. Spoon into centers of apples. Roll out the pastry; cut into 7-inch squares. Place pastry square on top of apple and press pastry firmly around apple, sealing at the bottom. Add pastry "leaves" & "stems" if desired. Place in a lightly greased baking sheet and bake at 425º F for 45 minutes. Serve warm.

Serves 6.

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