Wednesday, February 10, 2010

apple dumplings... you make my heart sing

ok people.
these are just reeeally yummy.

they are one guilty pleasure.
and by the way...they're yummy.

and see that metal spoon? that's not a little serving spoon. that's a commercial grade big ole spoon.
so that's not some wee little dumpling.
that's a biggun.

look at all that gooey stuff.
that's the technical term...."gooey stuff".

my recipe is a golden oldie from the 1961 better homes and gardens red & white checkered cookbook.

i love that cookbook.
they will have to "pry it from my cold dead fingers" when i die.
*$50 imaginary dollars to the first person who can name the movie that quote is from

i seriously could not live without this cookbook. i coveted my mothers for many years until we ventured upon finding me one of my own.

so without further ado....

apple dumplings
3 c. flour
3 tsp. baking powder
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. shortening
4 Tbs. butter
sugar & cinnamon
3/4 c. milk
1 1/2 c. water
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
3 Tbs. butter
8 apples, peeled & cored

mix flour, baking powder & salt. cut in shortening with pastry blender. add milk & stir with fork till dough forms. peel & core apples (cut in halves). roll out dough in 2 parts. make a large circle/square from each and cut into 4 pcs. (8 pcs. total). place 1/2 apple on each dough section. place 1/2 Tbs. (this is the 4 Tbs.) butter inside apple, heavily sprinkle with sugar & cinnamon. top with 2nd half of apple, turn up on bottom end of apple, pour some more sugar over top of apple. wrap up dough around apple completely. do this for all 8 apples, placing them in 9x13" baking dish. in small saucepan, combine water & sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon, bringing to a boil. remove from heat & add 3 Tbs. butter. pour over dumplings, sprinkle with a little sugar & cinnamon over top of dumplings. bake at 375 degrees for 35-45 minutes until apples are tender.

now go on & make 'em.... i know you want to!


Flower Patch Farmgirl said...

Oh, I want to. (And will.) You've got that right.

Life with Kaishon said...

They look SO good. I always see your comments at Miz Booshays so today I google searched to find you and your blog.

a friend to knit with said...

they look YUMMY! i actually have my grandmothers bh&g cookbook. i love that she has her favorites marked... with little notes by the recipe. a treasure...
i will have to see if she made those!
i do not know what movie that quote is from! do tell!

apryl deeter photography said...

***the quote is from men in black!

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