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Fall Apple Dumplings

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Besides harvest, weaning calves and pumpkins – fall also makes me think of apples. And I was graced with 50 pounds of apples from my husband’s dear aunt! I think she just didn’t want to peel all of them and when she found a young, gullible lady – she “gifted” them to me! I was very grateful – even though it was a lot of work – because I was able to make all kinds of apple foods!

I canned 14 pints of applesauce, made cinnamon/nutmeg apples in the crockpot, and made delicious apple dumplings. I hadn’t made apple dumplings before, but the recipe from one of my favorite cookbooks, Kitchen Keepsakes & more Kitchen Keepsakes [two-in-one] (lovingly called “Bonnie’s” cookbook to me) looked all too tempting. 

Apple Dumplings
Serves 12
A fall-favorite dessert that is wonderful served warm with vanilla ice cream.
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Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Prep Time
30 min
Cook Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 2-2 1/2 cups flour
  2. 2 tsp. baking powder
  3. 1 tsp. salt
  4. 3/4 cup shortening
  5. 1/2 cup milk
  6. 4-6 apples, peeled, cored and cut into eighths
  7. Sugar, Cinnamon, Nutmeg
  8. Butter
Syrup
  1. 2 cups sugar
  2. 1/4 tsp. cinnamon
  3. 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  4. 2 cups hot water
  5. 1/4 cup melted butter
Instructions
  1. In a food processor, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles crumbs.
  3. Gradually add milk, to make a soft dough.
  4. Roll dough into a 1/8-inch thick rectangle. Cut into 5-inch squares.
  5. Pace 2-4 pieces of apple on each square.
  6. Sprinkle each with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  7. Dot each with butter.
  8. Moisten edges of dumpling with water, bring corners to center and pinch edges to seal.
  9. Place dumplings in a 9x13-inch baking dish which has been lightly greased.
  10. Stir syrup ingredients together to dissolve sugar. (don't worry if it seems water-y, the dough will soak it up!)
  11. Pour syrup over dumplings and bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes or until golden.
  12. Serve with cream or ice cream, if desired.
Adapted from Kitchen Keepsakes
Adapted from Kitchen Keepsakes
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CommonGround is a farmer-driven, volunteer program created to clear up misconceptions and enhance the trust and awareness among urban consumers for today’s agriculture.
CommonGround serves as a partnership between the nation’s soybean and corn checkoffs. To learn more about CommonGround, visit www.findourcommonground.com, and learn more about the farm women involved in CommonGround Nebraska at
www.CommonGroundNebraska.com.