for the apples
3 cups plain flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/14 cup of cold butter
2 tablespoons of buttermilk
2 tablespoon cold water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
for the sauce
1/2 cup of butter
1 cup brown sugar
4 tablespoons water
1 teaspoon cinnamon
first peel your apples, leaving them whole.
then i a bowl add flour and salt, cut the butter into small pieces and rub into the flour to create a coarse meal, then add the buttermilk, water and lemon juice and knead into a dough and set aside.
flour your surface ready to roll out the dough.
preheat your oven at 180c (335f).
roll out the dough large enough to cut 8 squares. and take the pastry and cover the apple. traditionally you would just pinch the two corners together so they look like square parcels, but i wanted them to still resemble apples so i pincheh the pastry at the top then used my hands to make it into the round shape. once all the apples are covered place them in a greased baking dish ( i lined mine with parchment paper).
now make the sauce,
add all the the ingredients together in a small pan and bring to the boil. then pour this over the apples and put in the oven for 40 to 45 minutes until they are golden brown.
the Amish have theirs with cold milk poured over but they are nice warm on their own are with cream.