This is an old recipe from Tony's mom. The original recipe was double the size of this one, as it was made for many large family gatherings. We updated it a bit, and added a few more of our spices for the apple filling. It's a simple and delicious dessert, and so pretty served with a sprinkle of powdered sugar! We hope you and your family enjoy it as much as we have.
Ingredients & Directions For The Dough:
3/4 cup butter (1 1/2 sticks) room temp
2/3 cup granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups All Purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
This mixture will be like a course meal consistency.
In a separate bowl, mix together:
2 eggs (beat well)
Make the dough by mixing the egg mixture with the flour mixture. The dough will be crumbly.
Ingredients & Directions For The Filling:
3 cups peeled and sliced fresh apples
1/4 cup granulated white sugar
2 Tblspns brown sugar
1 Tblspn flour
2 tsp Apple Pie Spice
1 tsp True Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 Tblspn lemon juice
Directions To Assemble: Put 1/2 of the dough on a greased small cookie sheet (I use a sheet that is about 12 inches by 8 inches). Press the dough down with the palm of your hand to cover the bottom of the pan. Spread the apple mixture over the dough and then crumble the rest of the dough over the apples. Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven til golden on top (about 45 mins). Remove from oven, cool slightly and sprinkle the top with powdered sugar.