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Irish Apple Pastry Recipe

Irish Apple Pastry   
Posted by: Elaine Mon 14 Jun 2004 1:08 pm
Source: Liberty Hill Inn
This recipe came from my husband's grandmother on the Brosnihan farm in North Brookfield, Massachusetts. My husband's mother, Katherine Brosnihan Flanagan, made it with love for her family and passed down the recipe to me. - Beth Flanagan, former innkeeper

2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons Crisco shortening
4 teaspoons baking powder
2 Tablespoons sugar
2/3 cup milk

Mixture for filling:
2-1/2 cups chopped apples
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons hot water
1-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla


Sift flour, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Cut in shortening until mixture is the consistency of small peas. Add milk. Then roll out on well floured board to 1/2-inch thickness. Spread with filling mixture. Fold sides over and seal. Bake at 400 degrees for 30 minutes.
Combine frosting ingredients. Spread it on pastry while hot.

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