Sunday, October 31, 2010

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http://www.allrecipes/I am making Vegetable Soup & homemade bread for supper tonight with Apple Dumplings for dessert!
Here is my favorite apple dumpling recipe from All Recipes

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings By: MICKI WOOD

"These are the ones my grandmother used to make: warm, flaky, apple-y sweet and drizzled with a sauce that bakes right with them. These are not difficult to make, just a little time-consuming. Serve warm with whipped cream or ice cream." 

Original Recipe Yield 6 servings


1 recipe pastry for double-crust pie

6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored

1/2 cup butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg

3 cups water

2 cups white sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla extract


1.Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 9x13 inch pan.

2.On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into a large rectangle, about 24 by 16 inches. Cut into 6 square pieces. Place an apple on each pastry square with the cored opening facing upward. Cut butter into 8 pieces. Place 1 piece of butter in the opening of each apple; reserve remaining butter for sauce. Divide brown sugar between apples, poking some inside each cored opening and the rest around the base of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the apples.

3.With slightly wet fingertips, bring one corner of pastry square up to the top of the apple, then bring the opposite corner to the top and press together. Bring up the two remaining corners, and seal. Slightly pinch the dough at the sides to completely seal in the apple. Repeat with the remaining apples. Place in prepared baking dish.

4.In a saucepan, combine water, white sugar, vanilla extract and reserved butter. Place over medium heat, and bring to a boil in a large saucepan. Boil for 5 minutes, or until sugar is dissolved. Carefully pour over dumplings.

5.Bake in preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Place each apple dumpling in a dessert bowl, and spoon some sauce over the top.

Here is the pie crust recipe I use:
Also from All Recipes

Grandma's Secret Pie Crust By: Felicia Bass

Original Recipe Yield 2 crusts


3 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 1/4 cups shortening

1 egg, beaten

1 tablespoon distilled white vinegar

4 tablespoons water


1.In large bowl mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with two butter knifes.

2.In separate bowl, mix together egg, vinegar, and water. Drizzle wet mixture into dry mixture, cutting it in.

3.Roll out dough, and fit into two 9 inch pie pans.

4.Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 12 minutes.

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