Recipe of the Month - Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Every bite of this delicious recipe takes me back to when I was a child visiting my grandparents on the farm.




2 cups flour
1/4 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cups cold butter (cut into small pieces)
5 teaspoons of ice cold water


In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, salt and butter. Mix together by hand or use a pastry cutter until crumbly. Slowly add water, teaspoon by teaspoon, until the crumbly mixture becomes nice and pliable. Wrap up the dough mixture and place in refrigerator for at least one hour.


3-4 Granny Smith apples, cut into halves and cored.


On a lightly floured surface, roll pastry into large rectangle. Cut into 6-8 squares. Place apples, face down, on each pastry square. Wrap the pastry around each apple. Slightly pinch the dough at the sides to completely seal in the apple.


Pre-heat the oven to 425 F. Butter a large/deep roasting pan. Place apples inside the roasting pan, face down.




1/2 cup butter (cut into small pieces)
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup of white sugar
6 cups cold water
1 tablespoon of cinnamon
1 heaping tablespoon of flour


In a large bowl, mix/whisk the water, brown sugar, white sugar, cinnamon and flour together. Pour over the apples in the roasting pan. Sprinkle the pieces of butter over the apples and sauce. Cover the roasting pan with a lid or tinfoil (shiny side down). Bake for one hour at 425 F.



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