Monday, November 16, 2009

Apple Dumplings

Rachel recently posted about making apple dumplings and I drooled over my keyboard at the thought. Then when Meijer had apples on sale I remembered Rachel's dumplings and decided to try my hand at them. I had never made apple dumplings but with the help of some pre-made pie crust (hey, if you're eating white sugar you may as well add in some partially hydrogenated oil as well, no?) it was a cinch.
First peel and core your apples. I've misplaced my corer and my mom thought it would be easier to just halve the apples. Don't do this because when you bake them they will fall apart. They will taste delicious but they won't be pretty. Roll your apple in a cinnamon and sugar mixture, then dot with butter and wrap in pastry.

Make a sauce of 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1/2 t. cinnamon, and 1/4 t. nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add 2 T. butter

Place your dumplings in a 9 x 13 and pour sauce over. If you're feeling artsy you can make pastry leaves and poke the apple stems back in. But if you do this be aware that the menfolk may not understand and will likely ask questions. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!


  1. Your apple dumplings are so cute! Love the leaves......I'm usually in such a hurry making them that I just cram the dough around the apples and bake :)

  2. YUM! I think I am going to try this with the pears we have in abundance right now!


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