- 6 cups water
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled
- 1 store-bought piecrust, cold
- Cream or milk or egg wash
- ½ pint vanilla ice cream
- Cinnamon sugar (optional)
Heat the water, sugar, and cinnamon together in a saucepot over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved, and the mixture is smooth and clear. Drop the apples gently into the pot, and weight them down with a small plate and an upside-down pot lid. Cook over very low heat for 30 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, and cool completely.
Preheat the oven to 450°F. Unroll the piecrust, and cut it in half along the diameter. Pat the apples dry gently with a paper towel. Place each apple in the center of each half of the piecrust, and fold the piecrust free-form up around the apple. Use a pastry brush to lightly coat the outside of the piecrust in a thin layer of cream or milk or egg wash. Place the wrapped apples on a small parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet, and bake until crisp and golden brown, 30 minutes. Serve right from the oven, with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, and a sprinkling of cinnamon sugar.
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