Monday, September 14, 2015

The Big Apple-Apple Dumpling that is!

There is no better time of the year than fall for Apple Dumplings!  The new crop of apples is out and they are sweet and juicy!  The recipe for Apple Dumplings is rich and delicious!  It has lots of cinnamon and sweetness.  They go so well with hot tea or a cup of coffee.  For this tea setting I used my recently updated tool caddy and found this fall plate and teapot to go with it.  

I love to use candles when I have tea, in this case coffee.  The candle is one that I have stored for awhile.  It smells so good and goes well with the warm Apple Dumpling scent.  Smells like fall!


The dough is made and then the apples placed on top of a square of the dough.  Cinnamon and sugar and a pat of butter are placed on top of the apples before forming the dumpling.  You will find the complete recipe at the end of this post. 


I have had the teapot and plate in my china cabinet and it creates a good fall vignette with the dumpling.  







What better way to have your afternoon tea than with a warm apple dumpling and to surround yourself with the things that make you feel warm and cozy!

A good friend gave me this recipe many years ago and especially every fall I make it.  It makes a large pan, especially if you roll the dough rather thin.

Here is another pic using a different set of dishes.  I have what I would call harvest plates and cups.  







Straight from the oven in their gooey goodness!







Apple Dumplings
From Quaker Hill Farms

Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 40 minutes
Serves: 6 to 8

Ingredients

DOUGH
  • 2 Cups of Flour
  • 1 Cup Crisco
  • ½ Cup Milk
DUMPLINGS
  • Peel, Core and Slice 6 apples of your choice-Good cooking apples are best- i.e. Golden delicious
SAUCE
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
TOPPING FOR APPLES
  • ½ Cup Sugar
  • 1and ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • Pat of Butter for each Dumpling



Directions

Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees
  • Cut the Crisco or shortening of your choice into the Flour
  • Mix in the Milk
  • Mix together with spoon.  Dough may be a little sticky may need to add a little flour but do not over do!  Roll out the dough into six or eight squares.
  • Place a good handful of apples onto each dough square
  • Top with the cinnamon sugar mixture and then place a pat of butter on top
  • Fold opposite sides of dough around the apples and place in a 9 x 13 pan
  • Boil the sauce mix for three minutes
  • Pour the Sauce around the dumplings but not on top
  • Bake at 425 degrees for 40 minutes!  
  • Enjoy


ENJOY!


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