Apple Half Moons Recipe
- ⅓ cup sour cream
- 1 egg yolk, beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- ¼ cup white sugar
- ¾ cup butter
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 2 apple - peeled, cored, and chopped
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon apple pie spice
step 1: Stir together to blend, sour cream, egg yolk and vanilla extract. In a large bowl stir together flour and sugar. Cut in 3/4 cup butter or margarine until like coarse crumbs. Mix in sour cream mixture until well blended.
step 2: Divide dough in half and chill until easy to handle (3 hours or so).
step 3: To Make Filling: In small saucepan, melt the 1 tablespoon margarine. Add apples, raisins, brown sugar and spice and cook, stirring occasionally, until apples are fork tender. Remove excess liquid and cool.
step 4: Roll each piece of dough to about 1/8 inch thickness and cut with 2-1/2 inch round cookie cutter. Place rounds 1/2 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet. Place (skimpy) teaspoon of filling on each round and fold in half. Seal edges with fork.
step 5: Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 10-12 minutes or until light brown. Remove and cool. Drizzle with lemon sugar icing made with 1/2 cup powdered sugar, 1 teaspoon lemon juice (fresh), 1 tablespoon water. Mix until of drizzling consistency. If too thick, add a little more water, if too thin, a little more confectioners' sugar.