Thursday, October 15, 2009

Apple Dumplings

I have made way too many pans of this dessert. I first tried this type of apple dumpling at Silver Dollar City a few years ago. I liked them enough that I came up with this recipe so I could have them at home. These are good with ice-cream or whip cream or just straight out of the oven. This is What's Cookin on Beaty's Creek today.

3 cups all purpose flour
1 cup Crisco-cold
1 egg-I use free range
1 1/2 T rice vinegar
1 t salt
6 T ice water
4 apples-peeled and cut into 8 pieces
1 T cinnamon-optional

Mix flour, salt, and shortening until it looks like cornmeal. Mix in egg, water and vinegar. Now add flour one cup at a time. When dough comes together, roll out and cut into squares. My squares were about 4" X 4" in size. This proved to be the easiest size to roll my apples pieces in and to seal up. Cover dumplings with sauce.(Recipe follows)

For sauce
2 sticks butter
2 cups sugar
3 cups water
2 t vanilla
Mix all the sauce ingredients together and cook on stove over medium heat until sugar melts. Pour over dumplings and bake at 350' for 40 minutes.