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Quick Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings

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  Pastry for double crust pie 2 Cup (32 tbs), made into dough (1 Recipe)
  Granny smith apples 4 Large, peeled and cored (Do Not Core All Of The Way Through The Apple, Just Most Of The Way Toward The Bottom)
  Butter 6 Tablespoon, divided into 4 single tablespoons and an additional 2 tablespoon cube, softened to room temperature
  Light brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Ground cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  White sugar 1 1⁄3 Cup (21.33 tbs)
  Vanilla extract 1 Teaspoon
  Vanilla ice cream/Whipped topping 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

Butter a deep dish pie plate (or other appropriate baking dish) and set aside. On a lightly floured surface, roll out the pastry dough into a large 16-inch by 16-inch square. Cut the large square into four 8-inch by 8-inch squares. Place a prepared (partially cored) apple at the center of each pastry square with the cored opening facing upward. Place 1 tablespoon of butter in the opening of each apple. Divide brown sugar among apples, placing some inside each cored opening and the rest around the base of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over the apples, until the measured amounts have been used. With slightly wet fingertips, bring one corner of the pastry square up to the top of the apple, and then bring the opposite corner to the top and press together. Bring up the two remaining corners and seal, using water to make the pastry stick. Repeat with the remaining apples and place in prepared baking dish. In a medium saucepan, combine 2 cups water, 1 1/3 cups sugar, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and the remaining cube of butter. Place over medium heat, and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes, until you have a nice syrup. Ladle syrup over apple dumplings in baking dish. Place in an oven that has been preheated to 400 degrees, and bake for 50 to 60 minutes. Cool slightly, and then place each dumpling in a serving bowl, spooning some sauce over the top. You may like this with vanilla ice cream or whipped topping, but it is delicious by itself! Enjoy!!!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
75 Minutes
Think beyond the standard apple pie with this unbeatable, old-fashioned apple treat. Filled with sliced apples, these yummy dumplings can double up as a dessert or a tasty dumpling treat. A delicious cool-weather indulgence for sure. Stream the video for a step-by-step guide on how to make delicious apple dumplings.

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