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Authentic Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

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This is a recipe that I have happily carried on with my family, generation to generation. I first learned this recipe from my great grandmother who learned it from her grandmother.

So when I say Authentic and old fashioned, this recipe is just that! So many memories have been made on those days when the families made Apple Dumplings, just the thought brings smiles.

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Thes dumplings are so flavorful, warm and filling that I am hard-pressed to find a dessert that can come close to matching up.

Using simple ingredients, and crafting all of them together gives you a treat that is 5 Star Restaurant quality.

Frequently Asked Questions:

            What type of apple is best to use for this recipe?

There is no certain type. However, Granny Smith or HoneyCrisp do work best for this recipe.

            Should I make homemade pie crust?

I naturally prefer homemade over store bought, but you can use store bought and be just as satisfied with the end result.

            Must I choose Apple Pie Spice?

This is just an easier option than having to measure each separate ingredient out. I prefer to use the Apple Pie Spice ready made to have the perfect measurements.

            How do I store the remaining Dumplings?

I am sure there will be none remaining, however, if you do have some left, place them into an airtight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

What do you need to make Authentic Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

            6 Apples, medium size; Granny Smith or HoneyCrisp work best

            Pie Dough, enough to make a double crust pie

            3 tbsp butter, unsalted and divided

            6 tbsp Granulated Sugar

            1 tsp Apple Pie Spice

            1 cup Apple Cider or Apple Juice

            ¼ cup Butter, unsalted

            ¾ cup Brown Sugar, light not dark

How to make Authentic Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*. Liberally grease a cake pan, 9×13, then set aside

Carefully peel and core the apples. Set the apples into a bowl of water with 1 to 2 tsp of lemon juice. This prevents discoloration

Roll out the pie dough into a rectangular shape approximately 21×14

Cut the pie dough into six equal sections of 7×7 each

SECOND STEP:

In a separate bowl combine the sugar and the Apple Pie Spice and combine until mixed well

Place one prepared apple in the center of each pie dough segment, in the center(the core) of each apple, place a segment of cut butter and 1 tbsp of sugar and Apple Pie Spice

Raise the dough around each of the apples and seal the edges

THIRD STEP:

Place each of the apples into the prepared cake pan

Combine the ingredients for the sauce into a saucepan. The Apple Cider or Apple Juice and light brown sugar, along with the butter

Heat this mix up until boiling and the sugar is completely dissolved

FOURTH STEP:

Drizzle each of the dumplings with some of the sauce you just made

Sprinkle with any remaining Apple Pie Spice and sugar

Place the cake pan into the preheated oven and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, the crust should be golden and the apple inside should be easily subjected to a paring knife pressure

Remove from the oven and allow to cool halfway, you do want to serve the dumplings warm with a ladle full of the sauce from the baking pan.

Enjoy!

Authentic Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Authentic Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 55 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  •             6 Apples, medium size; Granny Smith or HoneyCrisp work best
  •             Pie Dough, enough to make a double crust pie
  •             3 tbsp butter, unsalted and divided
  •             6 tbsp Granulated Sugar
  •             1 tsp Apple Pie Spice
  •             1 cup Apple Cider or Apple Juice
  •             ¼ cup Butter, unsalted
  •             ¾ cup Brown Sugar, light not dark

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Preheat the oven to 375*. Liberally grease a cake pan, 9x13, then set aside

Carefully peel and core the apples. Set the apples into a bowl of water with 1 to 2 tsp of lemon juice. This prevents discoloration

Roll out the pie dough into a rectangular shape approximately 21x14

Cut the pie dough into six equal sections of 7x7 each

SECOND STEP:

In a separate bowl combine the sugar and the Apple Pie Spice and combine until mixed well

Place one prepared apple in the center of each pie dough segment, in the center(the core) of each apple, place a segment of cut butter and 1 tbsp of sugar and Apple Pie Spice

Raise the dough around each of the apples and seal the edges

THIRD STEP:

Place each of the apples into the prepared cake pan

Combine the ingredients for the sauce into a saucepan. The Apple Cider or Apple Juice and light brown sugar, along with the butter

Heat this mix up until boiling and the sugar is completely dissolved

FOURTH STEP:

Drizzle each of the dumplings with some of the sauce you just made

Sprinkle with any remaining Apple Pie Spice and sugar

Place the cake pan into the preheated oven and bake for 50 to 55 minutes, the crust should be golden and the apple inside should be easily subjected to a paring knife pressure

Remove from the oven and allow to cool halfway, you do want to serve the dumplings warm with a ladle full of the sauce from the baking pan.

Enjoy!

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