I'm going to agree with them on this one and I'm pretty sure you'll feel the same way once you give this old-fashioned apple dessert a try.
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 making this recipe from the Mennonite Community Cookbook.
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.
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Apple Dumpling Recipe
For the Apple Dumplings
For the Sauce
- 2 cups brown sugar
- 2 cups water
- ¼ cup butter
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- 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 top of the 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.