Baked Crusted Apples

Preparation Time: 1 hour
Estimated Cost: $11.50 - $13.00
Serving Size: 3

Ingredients:

  • 1 ½ cups of flour 

  • ½ teaspoon of salt    

  •  ½ cup of vegetable shortening  

  • ⅓ cup of ice water

  • ​3 medium granny smith apples  

  • 4 teaspoons of melted butter  

  • 3 ½ teaspoons of sugar     

  •  ¾ teaspoon of ground cinnamon

  • 2 tablespoons of caramel sauce

Utensils:

  • Large bowl

  • Small bowl

  • Spoon or whisk

  • Two knives

  • Plastic wrap

  • Medium-large saucepan

  • Peeler

  • 9x13 inch baking dish

Directions

Dough:

  1. Mix together flour and sugar in a large bowl

  2. Mix in the shortening using knifes until crumbly

  3. Combine gradually in a bowl with cold water until dough forms a mass

  4. Divide into 4 equal portions and wrap with a plastic wrap

  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes or overnight

Apples:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

  2. Peel and core apple using the peeler and a butter knife

  3. Mix together sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl

  4. Roll refrigerated dough into roughly 7 inch squares

  5. Place an apple into each square

  6. Place 1 teaspoon of sugar mix and 1 teaspoon of butter into the center of each apple

  7. Pull up the edges of the dough over the apple gently, pinch to seal

  8. Place the dough covered apples in a baking dish, sprinkle with cinnamon

  9. Heat caramel sauce in saucepan on medium heat until bubbling

  10. Pour mixture evenly over apples

  11. Bake for 50-55 minutes, basting occasionally

* Optional:

Add a scoop of ice cream over the top

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