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Sep 172012

Old Fashion Apple Dumplings

Remember the old movie “The Apple Dumpling Gang“? I know a few of our followers probably do! Comedy like that is hard to come by today and Don Knotts was one of the greatest comedians of the old days and I could watch his movies over and over and never stop laughing!

So funny!

Well on with the recipe, today is “National Apple Dumpling Day” and I can remember my mom making these sweet treats during the fall after we went and picked fresh apples from the orchard. They were one of my dad’s favorite desserts with that gooey syrup poured all over them. Onward…………

Old Fashion Apple Dumplings
  • Dumplings:
  • Flaky pastry for 2 crust pie (homemade preferably)
  • 6 apple
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 teas cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Syrup:
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • Apple peel
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ teas cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  1. Dumplings:
  2. Pare and core the apples, saving the peel for making the syrup.
  3. Mix together the sugar and cinnamon and fill the center of the apples; dot each apple with butter.
  4. Roll out dough into a rectangle and cut into 6 squares.
  5. Place an apple in the center of the square and moisten edges of the pastry with water; pull points up to cover apple, pressing the edges together.
  6. Place in a 12x8x2" baking dish that has been greased and set in the frig while you make the syrup.
  7. Syrup:
  8. Pour the boiling water over the reserved apple peels in saucepan and simmer, covered for 20 minutes.
  9. Discard apple peel and add the remaining ingredients to the hot water, stirring until sugar is dissolved.
  10. Pour into the dumpling dish and bake in a 375 degree oven for 40 minutes or until tender.
  11. Serve warm, topped with the syrup.


I would like to wish all our Jewish friends out there a Happy Rosh Hashanah and hope you have a wonderful upcoming  year………..enjoy!

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