Spicy Apple Twists
Grand Prize Winner of the Tenth Grand National Bake-Off, by Mrs. Don DeVault, Delaware, Ohio
Apples and spices on your list – use some pastry to form a twist around the apples with spice to flavor. Here’s a dessert really to rave o’er!
Bake at 450°F (220°C) for 20 to 30 minutes
Prepare 2 large apples, pared, cored and each sliced into eight wedges.
Sift together 1-1/2 cups sifted Pillsbury’s Best All Purpose Flour and 1 teaspoon salt into mixing bowl.
Cut in 1/2 cup shortening until the size of small peas.
Sprinkle 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water over mixture, stirring with fork until dough is moist enough to hold together. Form into a square.
Roll out on floured surface to 12-inch square. Spread with 2 tablespoons soft butter (or grate or shave firm butter over center half). Fold both sides to center.
Roll out to a 16x10-inch rectangle. Cut into sixteen 10x1-inch strips.
Wrap one strip around each apple wedge. Arrange in 13x9x2-inch pan, sides not touching. Brush with 1/3 cup butter, melted (using all). Sprinkle with mixture of 1/2 cup sugar and 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
Pour 3/4 cup water into pan.
Bake at 450°F (220°C) for 20 to 30 minutes. Serve warm or cold, plain or with whipped cream.