Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings

A traditional Pennsylvania Dutch dessert, apple dumplings are warm and satisfying, perfect to serve with ice cream for dinner
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

Dough

  • 3 cup flour
  • 1 cup Crisco
  • 2 tsp vinegar plus enough water to make 1/4 cup
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • pinch of salt

Apple Filling

  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
  • 6 apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 Nature's Yoke egg white
  • 2 tbsp sugar

Cinnamon Sauce

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 tsp cornstarch dissolved in 2 tsp. water

Instructions
 

Dough

  • Cut Crisco into flour. Mix together liquids and salt and blend into flour mixture. Knead well. Roll out on floured surface and cut into 6 squares, approximately 6 inches square.
  • Adjust oven rack to lower-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees.

Apple Filling

  • Mix butter, brown sugar, cinnamon and nuts in a small bowl. Spoon a portion of the mixture into each hollowed out apple.
  • Set an apple on each square of dough. Bring up the four corners of dough around the apple and pinch edges to seal. Place on a large greased baking dish or cookie sheet.
  • Brush dumpling tops and sides with egg white; sprinkle with sugar.
  • Bake dumplings until pastry starts to turn golden brown, around 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 F. and bake until golden brown, around 20-30 minutes longer.

Cinnamon Sauce

  • Bring water, butter, brown sugar and cinnamon to a boil in a small saucepan. Add cornstarch/water mixture. Whisk into hot syrup for a smooth sauce. Cover, and keep warm.
  • For each serving, spoon a portion of sauce on a dessert plate. Set apple dumpling over warm sauce; serve immediately.
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