Think Heaven. Whatever your concept of such a place may be, these old-fashioned apple dumplings are certain to fit in. I’m not sure if I have ever actually eaten an apple dumpling, prior to this blog post project. After a single bite the first question that came to my mind was, “Why did I wait so long?”
Close cousins to apple pie, these apple dumplings are small packages that are full of flavor and goodness. They serve as a fantastic dessert, easy to make and something quite out of the ordinary of every-day treats.
Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings
- Pare and core apples. Leave whole.
- Mix flour, baking powder and salt together.
- Cut in shortening until particles are about the size of small peas.
- Sprinkle milk over mixture and press together lightly, working dough only enough to hold together. Roll dough as for pastry and cut into 6 squares and plane an apple on each.
- Coat cavity of apples with sugar and cinnamon.
- Pat dough around apple to cover it completely.
- Fasten edges securely o to[p of apple.
- Place dumplings 1 inch apart in a greased baking pan.
- Prepare sauce as described below and pour over dumplings.
- for sauce
- Combine brown sugar, water, and spices.
- Cook for 5 minutes, remove from heat and add butter.
- Bake at 375 degrees F. for 35 to 40 minutes. Baste occasionally during baking.
- Serve warm with ice cream.