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Deep-Dish Apple Danish

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Ingredients
  Cooking apples 8 Medium, peeled, sliced
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cinnamon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Dry yeast 1⁄4 Ounce
  Warm water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Tablespoon
  Butter/Margarine 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Confectioners sugar glaze 1 Dash
Directions

Combine apples, 2/3 cup sugar, lemon juice, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large saucepan or skillet.
Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer 25 minutes or until apples are almost tender.
Let apples cool.
Dissolve yeast in warm water; let stand 5 minutes.
Combine flour and 2 tablespoons sugar in a medium mixing bowl, cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Combine egg, vanilla, and dissolved yeast, stir into flour mixture.
Pat two-thirds of dough in bottom of a greased 9-inch square pan.
Spread apple filling evenly over dough.
Roll remaining one-third of dough into a 9-inch square on a well-floured surface, place over apple mixture, sealing edges to sides of pan.
Bake at 375° for 35 minutes, reduce heat to 300°, and bake an additional 25 minutes. (Cover edges with foil to prevent overbrowning, if necessary.)
Drizzle with Sugar Glaze.
Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party
Servings: 
12

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