2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp salt
1 cup cold butter
1 egg, separated
2/3 cup sour cream
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup finely chopped peeled tart apple (McIntosh work well!)
1/3 cup finely chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raisins, chopped (optional) (I’ve used dried sweet cherries as a substitute)
2/3 cup sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
In a large bowl, combine four and salt; cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolk, sour cream and vanilla; add to crumb mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.
Divide dough into thirds. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 10-inch circle. Combine the apple, walnuts, raisins, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 1/2 cup over each circle. Cut each circle into 12 wedges.
Roll up each wedge from the wide end and place point side down 1” apart on greased baking sheets (tip: use a baking sheet with sides; the butter melts profusely!). Curve each to form crescents. Whisk egg white until foamy; brush over crescents.
Bake at 350° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Store in airtight containers.
From Taste of Home Christmas