Monday, August 9, 2010

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings
6 servings

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
2 cups chopped peeled tart apples
2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup water
1/4 cup butter, cubed
vanilla ice cream, optional but highly recommended ;-)

Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 12-in. x 18-in. rectangle. Cut into six squares. Place 1/3 cup chopped apples in the center of each square. Brush edges of dough with water; fold up corners to center and pinch to seal. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes. Combine brown sugar, water and butter; bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Pour over dumplings. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until apples are tender. Serve warm with ice cream if desired and enjoy!


Tami said...

Definitely the perfect old timey dessert!

Tina said...

This is exactly the same way my family has been making them since I was a child.Yum!

Leah said...

Mmm, those look fantastic!