Apple Ladders

Apple Ladders
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 270.3
  • Total Fat: 20.9 g
  • Cholesterol: 53.5 mg
  • Sodium: 136.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 14.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.1 g
  • Protein: 3.7 g

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Introduction

This is a delicious homemade pastry for holiday breakfasts or an afternoon tea. Don't like apples? Try mangoes, peaches, cherry pie filling. Works well with a variety of fruits. It's an adapted recipe from an old holiday cookbook called Treasury of Christmas Recipes by Crown Publishers. I added wheat germ for a more healthy family treat. This is a delicious homemade pastry for holiday breakfasts or an afternoon tea. Don't like apples? Try mangoes, peaches, cherry pie filling. Works well with a variety of fruits. It's an adapted recipe from an old holiday cookbook called Treasury of Christmas Recipes by Crown Publishers. I added wheat germ for a more healthy family treat.
Number of Servings: 10

Ingredients

    1/2 cup butter
    1/2 cup sour cream, reduced fat
    1 cup plain flour
    1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
    2 cups fresh apples, thinly sliced
    2 teaspoons cinnamon, ground
    3 teaspoons sugar

Directions

Mix softened butter, sour cream, flour and wheat germ with an electric mixer on high speed in a large mixing bowl. Reserve on tablespoon of the flour for later. Mix well and cover. Chill in refrigerator while working with apples.

Slice apples thinly and put in a medium sized microwave safe glass dish. Sprinkle cinnamon, sugar, the reserved tablespoon of flour, and 2 tablespoons of water. Stir gently, cover with a lid, and cook on high in microwave for 3 minutes.

Spray a cookie sheet with baking spray and preheat oven to 350 F. Divide dough in two halves. Roll out fairly thin in a more or less rectangle shape (you can trim it with a knife for a perfect rectangle or leave it for a more natural look). Fold in half and place on one side of cookie sheet unfolding flat once on sheet. Place 1/2 of apples down the very center of dough. "Make cuts about 2 inches deep at 1 inch intervals along both sides. Fold strips over filling pinching into narrow points at center." Repeat this process with other half of dough. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 F or until the dough starts browning slightly.

The part in quotes come from the original recipe on which I based my version. The original called for walnuts on top of cherry pie filling. Cherry pie filling is not sold in Brazil so I have experimented with other fruits including cupaucu - a tropical fruit from the Belem area. Any kind of available nuts could be added for extra flavor. My boys aren't fond of most nuts.
Also I added wheat germ for an extra health kick! I like to add wheat germ to my pancakes, biscuits and cakes. The original recipe also called for a powdered sugar icing before serving. I omitted this as I am trying to cut back on my family's white sugar intake. My boys eat this up and don't know any difference.

Prep. time: 30 minutes with 30 more to bake for a total of 1 hour.

Servings: 10 - 12

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user AM.GIRLINBRAZIL.

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