Apple-Almond Pastries

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Title: Apple-Almond Pastries
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Pastry


1 1/3 c All-purpose flour
1/2 ts Salt
1/2 c Margarine
1 c Apples -- sliced thin
3 tb Sugar
2 tb Almonds -- sliced
3 tb Apricot preserves -- or

1. Sift the 1-1/3 cup flour with the salt into a large mixing bowl. Cut in
the solid margarine or butter with pastry blender until mixture is the size
of small peas. 2. Sprinkle 4-5 tablespoons water, a little at a time, over
the flour while stirring with a fork, until mixture is just moist enough to
hold together. 3. Form into a square and flatten to 1/2 inch. Roll out on
floured surface to 12 inch square. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. 4. Toss
sliced apples with 1 tablespoon of flour. Place slices down center third of
dough. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of sugar over apples. 5. Fold up about 1/2
inch at each end. Fold sides over apples, leaving an inch of apples showing
down center. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and sliced almonds. 6. Bake
in preheated 450-degree oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. 7.
Spread immediately with preserves. If preferred, omit the preserves and
frost with a thin glaze made of powdered sugar thinned with milk and
vanilla or orange extract.

Recipe By : Jo Anne Merrill

From: Ladies Home Journal- August 1991