Apple Envelope
Author: From Olwen Woodier’s 1984 classic, The Apple Cookbook
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This recipe is from Olwen Woodier’s 1984 classic, The Apple Cookbook (ISBN 1580173896), was reprinted by Storey Publishing in 2001. In addition to recipes, it has some apple history and statistics, profiles of several orchards, and a wealth of information about the different varieties and how to harvest, store, and prepare them.
  • 3 Golden Delicious or other New England apples
  • 1/2 c raisins
  • 2 T honey
  • 1 t cinnamon
  • 1/2 t nutmeg
  • pastry for a single 9-inch pie crust
  • milk
  • sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 400°. Grease a large baking sheet.
  2. Peel, core, and cut apples into 1/2-inch squares.
  3. In a medium bowl, combine apples with raisins, honey, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  4. Roll the pastry to a circle approximately 10 inches in diameter.
  5. Spoon the apple mixture over half the dough, leaving a one-inch border.
  6. Fold the other half over the apples, moisten the edge with milk, and seal.
  7. Crimp the edges with the tines of a fork.
  8. Place on the baking sheet, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar. Bake for 45 minutes.


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