Saturday, October 22, 2011

31 Days of Things I've Been Wanting to Do, Day 22: Apple Dumplings

This recipe came from my mom, who got it from a friend. The best recipes are the old ones that have been passed from one person to the next. So, I'm passing it to you, in case you are in the mood for a warm, feels-like-home kind of dessert!

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

What You'll Need:
6 medium sized apples
2 cups flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
2/3 cups shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups water
1/2 cups margarine
1/4 tsp. cinnamon

Here's How:
1. Peel and core apples.
2. Sift flour, powder and salt together. Cut in the shortening.

3. Pour milk over and press lightly to mix, working only enough to hold it together.

4.  Roll dough onto floured surface.

5. Cut the dough into 6 squares and place an apple on each. Fill the cavity of the apple with a cinnamon sugar mix (I used 2 Tb. sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon).

6. Pat the dough around the apple to cover. Press edges together.

7. Place dumplings 1 inch apart in a 9x13 dish.

8. For the sauce: Combine brown sugar, water and cinnamon. Heat in a saucepan for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the stick of margarine.Stir until melted and combined and pour over dumplings.

9. Bake at 350* for 45-50 minutes. Serve warm.

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