|Step 1: Core and peel apples|
I love knowing that there are 3 1/2 dozen apple dumplings sitting in my freezer. We don't go out to dinner at a restaurant very often, but we do spend many of our weekend evenings having dinner at one of our friend's houses. Frequently I'm asked to bring dessert - with apple dumplings in the freezer dessert is done.
Apple dumplings also show up on our table when we're having chili or another South Western meal that needs a little something more. We don't usually have dessert unless we have company, but there is something wonderful and comforting and loving about smelling that warm cinnamon smell waft out of the oven. Sometimes a winter evening calls out for apple dumplings - and I don't feel too bad about giving this to the kids because at least they're getting a whole apple in there, right?
|Step 2: Roll out pie dough and cut it into squares (how large depends on the size of your apples). Place the apple on the center of the square and add cinnamon sugar and butter to the center.|
|Step 3: Carefully wrap the pie dough around the apple.|
|Step 3 1/2: Sneak butter and sugar when your mom isn't looking|
|Step 4: Put some in a greased baking dish for supper. Put the rest (unbaked) in freezer bags and freeze them. They will wait happily until you want them on a cold night.|
|Step 5: Make glaze and pour over top. Bake (baste with the glaze every 15 minutes).|
Apple Dumpling GlazeIn a small saucepan add 1 c. water, 11/2 T butter, 1/2 t. cinnamon and 1/2 c. sugar. Stir, then bring to a boil. Boil for three minutes. Pour over the top of the dumplings. This recipe is good for four dumplings. If you're making more double, or triple it as needed.
I bake my dumplings at 375 for 45 minutes. If you're pulling them out of the freezer let them sit on top of the counter for about 30 min. before baking.
|Step 6: Pour Milk over top and eat|
|They're a little messy, but don't let that make you miss a single bite of the goodness!|