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- Prickly Pear
Serves/Makes:4 or more servings minimum
- 3-1/4 c flour
- 1 T sugar
- 1 t salt
- 1 pkg yeast (or 1 T)
- 1 c hot water
- 1 T butter, softened
- 1/4 c thousand island dressing
- 6 oz (168 grm) thinly sliced corned beef
- 1/4 pound sliced Swiss cheese
- 1 (8 oz) can sauerkraut, rinsed and well-drained
- 1 egg white, beaten
- caraway seed, optional
- Set aside 1 c flour.
- In large bowl, mix remaining flour, sugar, salt & yeast.
- Stir in hot water and butter.
- Mix in only enough reserved flour to make a soft dough.
- On floured surface, knead for 4 minutes.
- Place in greased bowl and let rise (covered) until double in bulk.
- Punch down.
- On greased baking sheet, roll dough to a 14x10" rectangle.
- Spread dressing down center third of dough length.
- Top with layers of corned beef, Swiss cheese and sauerkraut.
- Cut 1" wide strips along sides of filling out to dough edges.
- Alternating sides, fold strips at an angle across filling.
- Cover dough.
- Place baking sheet over large shallow pan half-filled with boiling water for 15-30 minutes.
- Then brush with egg white and sprinkle with caraway seed.
- Bake at 400 for 25 minutes or until golden.
- Cool slightly; cut into approximately 1" slices and serve warm.
- Refrigerate leftovers; reheat in microwave to warm.
- I have been making this dish for football halftime snacking for about 15 years now. I usually serve corn chowder on the side.
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