I have put together four apple recipes for your enjoyment.
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1/2 cup unsalted butter
12 medium Golden Delicious apples, cored, quartered, and peeled
1 cup sugar
1/2 pound puff pastry frozen from grocery store or, make your own
1/2 cup sugar, for glaze
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
Using half the butter, heavily coat the bottom and sides of a 10-by-3 inch round cake pan.
Arrange apples in the pan in a continuous circle (starting at the edge of the pan), piling one on top of the other -
the first row of apples with rounded side down, the remaining rows with rounded side up
Sprinkle top with 1 cup sugar and dot with remaining butter.
Bake for 30 minutes.
Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and continue to bake 1 hour longer, or until apples are soft and brown
on top. Remove from the oven and cool completely.
While apples are baking, prepare the crust.
Roll out enough puff pastry to form a 12-inch square 1/8 inch thick and place it on a buttered cookie sheet.
Cut out a circle a bit larger than the 10-inch apple-baking pan (a larger plate can be used to form the circle).
With two forks, prick pastry over the entire surface to prevent curling during baking.
Bake in a 350 degrees F oven until lightly browned, 25 to 35 minutes.
Set pastry shell on a serving dish and place it upside down over the apples.
Apples are now on top of shell.
Sprinkle sugar liberally over the surface of the apples and place 3 to 4 inches from heat under a broiler until
the sugar caramelizes.
Cut into wedges and serve warm with whipped cream.