Apple Dumplings, Anyone?
Fall is almost here (in 2 days, to be precise!) and I’m starting to get a little bit more excited for fall cooking. I love how everything seems to have just a few more spices and I love how the cool, crisp, weather inspires me to make warm, comforting meals. But the one recipe that really caught my eye? Warm apple dumplings!
If you’re looking for one recipe that represents fall, this is it! Apples are in season, so you can go apple picking and make this warm dessert when you return home.
Her’s how angel92, who submitted the recipe, describes these treats: “Delicious baked apples in a flaky pastry crust topped with a warm cinnamon sauce!” I’m drooling just reading about them!
Here’s what you’ll need to make them:
* 4 C. all purpose flour
* 1/2 C. (1 stick) cold butter
* 4 Tbs. cold water
* 4 granny smith apples, peeled and cored
* chopped walnuts (optional)
* raisins (optional)
* 1 C. water
* 1/2 C. dark corn syrup
* 1/2 C. granulated sugar
* 1 Tbs. cinnamon
And here’s how to do it:
Cut butter into flour until pea sized pieces are formed. Add water, a little at a time, until dough holds together, and forms a ball. Wrap dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate while preparing other ingredients.
Add all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Boil for 3 minutes, then remove from heat.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Separate dough into four equal sized small balls. Roll each dough ball into a thin crust, as you would for pie crust. Place one apple in the center of the pie dough. Spoon walnuts and raisins (if using) into the middle of the apple. Wrap the apple in the dough, overlapping the dough on top of the apple. Press dough lightly to seal edges.
Place dough wrapped apples into a 13×9-inch glass baking dish. Pour sauce all around apples, being careful not to pour sauce on top of the apples. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 15 minutes. Remove from oven every 15 minutes to spoon sauce over the top of the apples.
It looks pretty complicated just because it’s quite lengthy, but if you actually read the instructions, it doesn’t sound like it would actually be that hard. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Imagine how wonderful it would be to come home to the smell of warm apples and cinnamon. You are bound to get some praise if you cook up these treats!
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