By Joyce Goldstein
Created for one of our Greek menus, this beautiful preparation makes the apples look as if they are wearing classical drapery.
Heat the water or brandy in a small saucepan to simmering. Add the raisins, cover, and let stand about ½ hour.
For the almond filling, beat the butter in a mixer bowl until smooth and creamy. Add ¼ cup sugar and salt and beat until fluffy. Beat in the eggs, then stir in the almonds, cookies, ru