apple dumplings

The perfect Fall treat. I made these using my grandmother's recipe:

2 c flour
1 Tbsp sugar
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
6 Tbsp shortening
1/2 c milk
apples (I use cortland or macintosh)
sugar, cinnamon & butter to taste

-Heat oven to 425
-Mix flour, sugar, baking powder & salt in a bowl
-Cut in shortening (so it's broken up into small pieces & well-distributed)
-Add milk, work into a dough
-Roll dough out to 1/8-1/4" thick
-Cut into squares (however big you want your dumplings to be)
-Place a pile of peeled & cut apples in the center of the square, sprinkle generously with sugar & cinnamon, and add some small pieces of butter
-Bring the dough around the apple pile & press it closed
-Arrange dumplings in a greased pan & pour boiling water in (fill about halfway up)
-Sprinkle more sugar & cinnamon over the top
-Bake for about 30 min (or until they look done)

They're great on their own, or served with vanilla ice cream.

1 comment:

Mister-E said...

Looks delicious.
It's hard to improve on perfection but in the future you might consider placing each dumpling in its own container.
Perhaps something woven.
And bacony.