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Apfel-Maultaschen – Apple Filled Ravioli Recipe

Maultaschen are loosely equivalent to ravioli in Germany, and can contain any number of fillings, sweet and savory.  In Bavaria, it is common to have a sweet filling such as apple. There are also several ways of creating the dough. Some recipes call for a potato dough (which is the traditional way) or a typical flour dough.

This recipe is an adaptation of a Bavarian recipe I came across online which uses a potato dough. Enjoy!

Difficulty: Moderate.
Preparation Time: 1 hour 20 minutes.
Portions: 4.

Ingredients:

Preparation:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F, or 200 degrees C.
  2. Peel potatoes and boil in salted water until soft. While still hot, press the potatoes until pulverized. Let cool.
  3. Add eggs, flour, and salt.  Blend together and knead well. If dough sticks, add more flour gradually until it no longer does.
  4. Shape into a roll about 2 inches thick. Cut the roll every 2 inches to create about 6 or 7 pieces.
  5. Knead each piece down to about 1/4 inch thickness to create the wraps.  Spread butter on each dough wrap.
  6. Peel and slice apples thinly. You may chose to chop them instead to get a better fit. This is also fine.
  7. Fold each wrap in half over the apple. Gently press the edges together to get a good seal.
  8. Place the Maultaschen in a large baking dish and coat both sides with the melted butter. Bake for 40 minutes. (See next step for interim steps in baking process).
  9. In a small saucepan, place milk and sugar.  While stirring constantly, allow to boil.  Then bring mixture to simmer until sugar is completely dissolved.
  10. Add the thickened, blended milk mixture into the dish with the ravioli after about 10 minutes of baking time has elapsed.
  11. Serve with some vanilla sugar sprinkled (optional) on the Maultaschen.
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