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Mennonite Apple Strudel

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons shortening
2 eggs, slightly beaten
1/2 cup warm water
5 cups sliced apples
1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
1/2 cup seedless raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
5 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
Grated rind of 1 lemon

Sift the flour and salt together. Cut in the shortening and add the eggs and water. Knead well, then throw or beat the dough against a board until it blisters. Stand the dough in a warm place under a cloth for 20 minutes.

Cover the kitchen table with a small white cloth and flour it. Put the dough on it and pull it out with your hands very carefully to the thickness of tissue paper. Spread with a mixture of the fruits, sugar, melted butter, cinnamon and lemon rind. Fold in the outer edges of the dough and roll like a jellyroll – about 4 inches wide. Bake in a very hot oven (450 degrees F) for 10 minutes, reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees F and bake about 20 minutes longer. Let cool. Cut into slices about 2 inches wide. It should be flaky and moist. Published with permission from Recipe Goldmine. Richard from Amish Stories.




Lissa is one of our favorite readers, and i believe no one has made more from Jeans recipes on Amish Stories. So I’m again showcasing some of her work using some of Jeans recent recipe’s, and id call her a  Tasmanian Devil of the kitchen!
Lissa stirring-up the apples
A closer look at her work
And the final product of apple butter, which would make Jean very proud



Believing in taking chances, Lissa bravely tried to make the famous “Shoofly pie”




And Lissa’s big risk paying off with a perfect looking pie using Jeans recipe!
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