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Apple Dumplings

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Active Time:  20 Minutes
Total Time:  1 Hour 5 Minutes
  Makes 4 servings
For a sweet surprise, spoon raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries into the center of each apple before wrapping it with pastry.
RECIPE INGREDIENTS
For Syrup:
1 2/3 cups water
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Few drops red food coloring (optional)
1 tablespoon margarine or butter
For Dumplings:
Pastry for Double-Crust Pie
4 small cooking apples, peeled and cored (about 4 ounces each)
2 tablespoons sugar
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
ice cream (optional)
Other necessary recipes:
Basic Pie Pastry
Apple Dumplings Recipe at Cooking.com
DIRECTIONS
FOR SYRUP: In a medium saucepan combine water, sugar, nutmeg, cinnamon and, if desired, food coloring. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in margarine or butter.


FOR DUMPLINGS: Prepare pastry as directed, except divide dough into 4 equal portions. Form each into a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion of dough into a circle about 1/8 inch thick. Trim each portion to an 8-inch circle. Place 1 apple in center of each pastry circle. Combine the sugar, nutmeg, and cinnamon; sprinkle over fruit.


Moisten edge of pastry with water. Bring dough up around apple to resemble a bundle, pressing the edges together at the top to seal. Using a knife or small cookie cutter, cut leaf shapes from pastry scraps. Moisten bottom sides of pastry leaves with water and place leaves on top of the wrapped apples, gently pressing to seal.


Place wrapped apples in an ungreased 2-quart square baking dish. Pour syrup over dumplings. Bake in a preheated 375 degrees F oven about 45 minutes, or till apples are tender and pastry is golden. Serve warm with ice cream, if desired.


Recipe reprinted by permission of Weldon Owen. All rights reserved.
Date Added: 01/01/2008
Nutrition Facts per Serving
Yield:   Makes 4 servings
Calories: 723
Fat. Total: 38g
Fiber: 4g
Carbohydrates, Total: 92g
Sodium: 294mg
% Cal. from Fat: 47%
Cholesterol: 8mg
Protein: 7g
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Rating: 5
by: Kelly, ON Reviewed: 01/20/2009
I used to have this recipe Lost it
This is one of my all time favorite recipe,s used to make them all the time till i lost it. Now thanks to you i have it again and can enjoy these delicious dumplings once more thank you.
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