Nonnas Baked Apple Treat
Chef Frank Palazzolo - http://www.nonnamarias.com/
Combine flour, salt & sugar. Next, in separate bowl, stir the oil and ice water until creamy, then pour over flour mixture. Mix well. Save dough till needed.
Cut off the top of 4 apples and discard. Remove the inside of each apple with a spoon carefully, as to not puncture the peel.
Salvage as much as you can so you can use it for Step 2.
Step 2: With remaining apple dice very thinly. These apple pieces will give you the additional filling needed to fill the four apples you are baking. Mix these with the innards of the 1st 4 apples
Mix sliced apples with sugars and cinnamon in a bowl. You may modify sugar & cinnamon to your preference.
Scoop apple/sugar mix into hollow apples.
Step 3: Roll out pie crust and slice into 1/4 inch strips.
Cover the top of the apple in a criss-cross pattern with pie crust strips.
Step 4: Place apples in an 8×8 pan. Add just enough apple cider to the cover the bottom of the pan. In separate bowl mix melted butter & 1 tablespoon of sugar. Pour this over the top of the pie crust.
Cover with foil and bake for 20-25 minutes.
Remove foil and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown and apples are soft