Apple Butter Pastries (Crustata)

Posted by: Angel 11-10-99 1:30 AM

Crustata (Apple Butter Pastry)

3 3/4 cups flour
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 large and 1 small jar apple butter
5 Tablespoons butter
5 Tablespoons shortening
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
3 eggs
cinnamon and nutmeg

Preheat oven to 400 F.

Mix dry ingredients in large bowl. Blend butter and shortening with dry ingredients. Add eggs and vanilla. Knead dough, until easy to handle. Do not overwork dough, but it is not as sensitive as pie dough.

Set aside about 1/3 of dough for strips. Press rest of dough evenly on bottom and up sides of jellyroll pan. Sprinkle with cinnamon and nutmeg lightly. Spread apple butter over dough evenly and sprinkle lightly with cinnamon and nutmeg.

With remaining dough, make a lattice work. Break small pieces at a time and roll a little larger than pencil thickness. Place 4 lengthwise across pan and several in other direction.

Bake about 30 minutes or until dough is golden brown.

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