Sunday, October 21, 2012

Apple Dumplings

After several of you recommended that I make apple dumplings with my orchard apples, so I decided to give it a whirl! I've never had apple dumplings other than my own, so I'm not 100% sure that these are traditional. Luckily these turned out tasty and just sweet enough, really there isn't too much that can go wrong with baked apples!

Apple Dumplings (Serves 8)
Time: 10min Prep and 40-45min Bake

- 3 small or 2 large apples ( I used Jonogold and Fuji)
- Cinnamon Roll Dough (Makes 8)
- 1 1/2tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1tsp Cinnamon
- Pinch of Nutmeg
- 1tsp Vanilla
- 2tbsp Butter
- 1 3/4c Apple Cider
  1. Core, peel, and slice your apples. I made them two different ways, sliced and chopped, both worked just fine.
  2. Make cinnamon mixture by adding brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  3.  Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  4. Add a little flour to surface of the board and roll out each cinnamon roll. Add 2-3 slices of apples or 1-2tbsp of chopped apples and carefully pull each side over the apples and pinch them shut. Sprinkle the leftover cinnamon mixture on top of each dumpling.
  5. Oil a 9x13 baking sheet and place the dumplings with the pinched side down. Bake in oven for 10mins.
  6. While the dumplings are in the oven, add cider, butter, and vanilla to a small pot heated to medium/high heat. Keep cider on the stove for about 10-12mins until the liquid begins to reduce slightly.
  7. Pour the liquid into the baking pan and bake for another 30-35mins. Cover with foil during the last 10-15 of bake time to avoid burning the dumplings.
  8. When the dumplings are done, drizzle the cider sauce on top and serve with vanilla ice cream!

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