Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spiral Apple Dumplings

I've completely forgotten where I found this recipe, but today all I can think of is something warm and gooey and filled with cinnamon. This recipe jumped right out at me! Doesn't it sound wonderful???? I had gall bladder surgery last Thursday and am slowly recovering. I think I'm hungry but am filled up after a few bites and I really don't feel up to tackling the kitchen. So, I'm sitting at home reading about yummy things to eat and hoping you'll be inspired to try them! Give this a try and add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for me!

Spiral Apple Dumplings
2 cups sugar
2 cups water
¼ cup margarine or butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
2  cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
¾ cup shortening
2/3 cup milk
¼ cup sugar
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 cups shredded, peeled cooking apples (3 to 4 medium), such as Golden Delicious, Rome, Granny Smith, Jonathan, or Newton Pippin

Combine 2 cups sugar, water, margarine, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, and nutmeg in a large saucepan . Bring to boiling and boil for 5 minutes; set aside (about 2 cups sauce).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pea-size. Make a well in the center; add milk all at once. Stir just until moistened. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface 10 to 12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Roll out to 12x10-inch rectangle.

Combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon; set aside. Sprinkle apples evenly over dough. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Roll dough into spiral, starting from a long side. Pinch seam to seal. Cut into twelve 1-inch-thick pieces. Place in 9x13-inch baking pan. Pour sauce over dumplings.  Bake for about 50 minutes or until golden.Yield:12 servings.

1 comment :

  1. Hope you are soon feeling back up to par. this recipe sounds wonderful I'll have to try it over thanksgiving weekend.. rest, love,Diana