Miter and Crosier Apple Cinnamon Treats

(Photo courtesy of Lacy Rabideau)

Bishops wear a special hat called a miter and carry a staff known as a crosier. This fun snack celebrates how St. Patrick was a bishop, and comes in the form of a delicious apple cinnamon treat! This recipe makes about 24 staffs; 1 apple yields 4 bishop hats.

  • Pie crust dough
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Cinnamon/sugar mixture
  • Green apples
  • Lemon juice
  1. Roll the pie crust into long coils (the shape of crosiers) and place on a greased cookie sheet. Brush the pie crust with the beaten egg, then sprinkle with the cinnamon and sugar mixture.
  2. Bake at 325 degrees Fahrenheit until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes.
  3. To make the miters, slice the apple into quarters, and trim the edges to make them more triangular in shape.
  4. Using a knife or peeler, carefully carve out a cross shape from the peel in the center of each slice.
  5. Toss in a little lemon juice to keep the apple from browning.

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