SWEETTABLESCAPES continues with the apple theme. After an apple-picking expedition, we are now trying to use them all. This recipe is simple and delicious and comes from our friend Angela who grew up in Austria where this is a staple.
Our result lacks elegance but it still tastes great!!
For the dough: For the filling:
2 1/2 cups flour 2 lbs apples, peeled and sliced (about 8 medium apples)
9 Tbsp butter 3/4 cup raisins
3/4 cup confectioner’s sugar 4 Tbsp sugar
2 egg yolks 1 tsp cinnamon
Additional ingredients: Juice of one lemon Mix all these in large bowl and set aside.
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
1 Tbsp butter (to brown breadcrumbs in)
Preheat oven to 375F
Mix ingredients for filling and set aside, melt 1 Tbsp butter and brown breadcrumbs in it.
Cut 9 Tbsp butter in small pieces and work into the flour until you have coarse crumbs; add sugar and egg yolks and mix with coarse crumbs. Add water, 1 Tbsp at a time until the dough holds together but is not too sticky.
Roll dough onto a large rectangle parchment paper.
Spread breadcrumbs onto dough and add apple filling on top.
Fold dough over and close on top by pinching edges together. Put on top of a rimmed cookie sheet and bake for 5 minutes.
After 5 min., remove and glaze sturdel with remaining egg, previously beaten.
Continue baking until golden brown for an additional 30 to 35 minutes.