March 31, 2011

Apple Dumplings

I am very thankful right now that my dad doesn't read my blog. He doesn't even own a computer, or a cell phone, or a DVD player. I am not even sure he really even comprehends what a blog is. He calls it my website "thing". New fangled technology is just not his thing....or any technology for that matter.

The reason I'm glad, is if he did read my blog, he would then know that I made Apple Dumplings with out having him over or even saving him one. If he knew, I would be in deep doo-doo. Apple Dumplings are one of my dads favorites! So if you run into my father in the grocery store please keep the fact that I made Apple Dumplings quiet. Thank you.

Apple Dumplings are easy, and a fun treat to make with your kiddos. If you are not fond of making your own pie crust, feel free to purchase pie crust from the refrigerator section of your grocery store. Voila!

Another fact that is raising my guilt-o-meter is the fact that my Dad went out of his way to hunt down the cookbook from the local parish, so I would have this recipe and would make it for him. Oh Good Golly, I'm gonna need to make these when he comes over next ease my dumplin' guilt.

Easy steps to make melt in your mouth Apple Dumplings~ from the Wright Way to Cook cookbook.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

1. Bring 2 cups water, 2 cups brown sugar, 1 stick butter, and 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon to a boil in a sauce pan.

Remove from heat and set aside.

2. Peel and core 6 apples. Jonathans are my favorite for this recipe.

3. Prepare Pie Crust, you can find my recipe here. (Or if you prefer to buy it you will need 3 Pillsbury crusts.) Separate into 6 sections.

4. Place apple in center of pie crust,

place 1 tablespoon of brown sugar in hole,

sprinkle with cinnamon, use as much as you like

top the hole off with a 1/2 tablespoon of butter.

5. Lightly dampen edges of dough with egg white or water, pull dough up around apple...

crimping dough at the top and forming it around apple with the palm of your hand.

6. Brush with egg white. You can leave it as is or if you are feeling fancy....

you can use some of the extra dough to make leaves and a stem. The egg white will act as glue to hold them on for you.

Place Apple Dumplings in a baking dish, where they will have space, you don't want them touching.

7. Now take the Brown Sugar Syrup and pour it all over the Dumplings. Lucky Dumplins' I would love to take a bath in this stuff!

Pop in 375 degree preheated oven for 35-40 minutes!

Apple Dumplings

2 cups Brown Sugar
2 cups Water
1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
1 stick Butter
6 medium baking Apples, peeled and cored. Jonathans are what I prefer.
3 tablespoons Butter
6 tablespoons Brown Sugar
Cinnamon for sprinkling
1 egg white

These also freeze well. You can freeze them together or individually in mini deep dish pie pans, from freezer to oven add 15-20 minutes baking time for frozen dumplings. I should probably make my dad some for his freezer. That would be a what a good daughter would do. A daughter with a guilty conscience.

Do you call these Apple Dumplings? Or do you have another name for them in your neck of the woods?

What ever you call them, in the words of my father they are.....


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  1. Yum! I have the same recipe! Maybe I'll make these today... With a little vanilla ice cream, these are my favorite dessert!!

  2. Those look very yummy, and It's something I can actually make for Jay :) Can't wait to try! Thanks

  3. Those look awesome! I have had a pear dumpling like that but it was yeeears ago. Might need to try this soon! Mmmm!

  4. My mother in law Kim VTill from Life church sent me a link to your blog...she found out I love Pioneer woman and thought I'd love your blog too:) These look wonderful!!! Looking forward to looking around a bit on here:)

  5. Oh I bet these would be fantastic with pears! MMMmmm!

    I will have to give Kim a hug for that Jessica! So glad you visited. You will have to ck out my P-Dub Ranch's in the What When, Where and Why! : D xoxox

  6. I would be mad if you made these and didn't save me one, too!! They look incredible!

  7. These look heavenly! Mmmmm!

  8. These look so pretty (and delish)! I bet they would taste preeettty fantastic with some ice cream, too. :)

  9. That looks soooooo good. :) We are having a April Fool's Day snow storm so no work for me today. Wish I had apples so I could make this for my husband tonight.

  10. Looks mouthwatering delicious. I must do this for my dad when he visits because he rather obsessed with his apple pies, peach cobblers, etc. Do you know what i saw in the grocery store last week- grapapples. Yep, it is grape-infused apples. Don't know how they did it but they weren't really good but the idea is fun!

  11. I really want one of these early this morning, Sheila. I think they'd make a great breakfast. So glad you shared them in this week's Mingle Monday.

  12. I absolutely love apple desserts. These look so yummy, and what a neat presentation they make!

  13. These look amazing! I'm trying out your recipe now. My husbands gram gave me her recipe and i've made it several times always yummy! But I see you do yours a little diffrent so i'm trying it out ;-)

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