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Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family!

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

This recipe has kindly been shared by one of our Lovefoodies supporters, Vickie. We had a discussion one day over on our Lovefoodies Facebook Page about Apple Dumplings and Vickie shared her mother's recipe. Upon seeing the recipe Lovefoodies simply had to try it! So what you see here is a superb family recipe and the photos are from when I (Lovefoodies) made the recipe. It is wonderful to be able to pass on traditional family recipes and to see people from all over the world enjoying them. So thank you very much indeed Vickie, for sharing a well treasured recipe from your mom's collection. It really is a delicious dessert!

Recipe By Irene Harpel and Vickie L Harpel Butler and Pie Crust recipe taken from 1974 Betty Crocker cookbook

Prep Time: 15 minutes

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Cook Time: 45 minutes

Serves: 6 - 8 portions

Ingredients:

6 Baking apples

For a 10" pie crust:

2-2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup salad oil
4-5 Tablespoons cold water

For the Apples:

1/2 cup sugar
1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tablespoon butter

For the Syrup:

1 cup sugar
2 cups water
3 Tablespoons butter
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Instructions:

Make the pie crust:

1. Measure flour & salt into a bowl. Add oil, mix into particles the size of small peas.

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

2. Sprinkle in water 1 Tablespoon at a time, mixing until flour is moistened & dough almost cleans the side of the bowl. (If dough seems dry, 1-2 Tablespoons of oil can be added...do not add water.). Gather dough together & roll in to a sausage shape.

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

3. Then divide in to portions for the number of apple pieces you have and roll out each piece large enough to cover each apple piece.

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

Prepare the apples:

4. Peel and core the apples. Place in a bowl and add the 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Shake and coat well. Note, I had very large apples so I cut them in to quarters, and only used 4 apples in total.

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

Make the Dumplings:

5. Vickie uses 1/2 apple per dumpling. Place 1/2 apple in the center of each pie crust square. Dot with butter. (Please note, in the photos, I forgot to add the butter inside so I dotted the butter over the tops before going in the oven! ). Pull the corners of the crust up over the apples and seal at the top. I really smash it down and mold the crust around the apple.

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

6. Place the dumplings into a deep baking dish.

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

Make the syrup:

7. Boil together for 3 minutes all the syrup ingredients then immediately pour over and around the dumplings. (You can save the butter and dot on the tops instead of add to the syrup).

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

Bake at 425 (F) for 40-45 minutes, until the apples are cooked through.

I baste the dumplings with the syrup mixture a couple of times during the last half of the baking time, this creates a crispy, shiny texture of the pie dough.

Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com
Baste halfway through with the syrup from the dumplings
Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com
See the syrup thickening?

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Mom's Apple Dumplings. This is a great family recipe with all the flavors of Fall! A lovely warming dessert and always a hit with the family! | Lovefoodies.com

Recipe Card

Mom’s Apple Dumplings
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
45 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 
Servings: 6 - 8
Ingredients
  • 6 Baking apples
For a 10" pie crust:
  • 2-2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup salad oil
  • 4-5 Tablespoons cold water
For the Apples:
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter
For the Syrup:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions
Make the pie crust:
  1. Measure flour & salt into a bowl. Add oil, mix into particles the size of small peas.
  2. Sprinkle in water 1 Tablespoon at a time, mixing until flour is moistened & dough almost cleans the side of the bowl. (If dough seems dry, 1-2 Tablespoons of oil can be added...do not add water.). Gather dough together & roll in to a sausage shape.
  3. Then divide in to portions for the number of apple pieces you have and roll out each piece large enough to cover each apple piece.
Prepare the apples:
  1. Peel and core the apples. Place in a bowl and add the 1/2 cup of sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Shake and coat well.
Make the Dumplings:
  1. I use 1/2 apple per dumpling. Place 1/2 apple in the center of each pie crust square. Dot with butter. (Please note, in the photos, I forgot to add the butter inside so I dotted the butter over the tops before going in the oven! ). Pull the corners of the crust up over the apples and seal at the top. I really smash it down and mold the crust around the apple. Place the dumplings into a deep baking dish.
Make the syrup:
  1. Boil together for 3 minutes all the syrup ingredients then immediately pour over and around the dumplings. Bake at 425 (F) for 40-45 minutes, until the apples are cooked through. I baste the dumplings with the syrup mixture a couple of times during the last half of the baking time, this creates a crispy, shiny texture of the pie dough.

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