Sunday, October 3, 2010

Apple Dumplings!

A beautiful Fall day a brick oven and apple dumplings! Enough said!

Apple Dumplings

2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1tsp. salt
2/3 cup Crisco
1/2 cup milk
6 medium Cortland or Mutsu apples

Cut shortening into flour, salt and baking powder. Add milk. roll onto a floured counter into a rectangle. Cut into 6 squares.
Core and peel apples. Place apple onto a square of pastry. Pull opposite corners up to meet and fold pastry over apple, crimp edges. Place in a 9x13 baking dish.

1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3 TBS. butter
Bring to a boil. Pour sauce over dumplings. Bake at 375* for 35 to 40 minutes.

Oven prep. Fire oven until dome turns white. Take the fire out and put the door on and block chimney. Wait 1 hour for the heat to even out and cool down to 425*. We baked the dumplings uncovered in 13x 9 pan for 45 min. with the door and chimney closed.  The apples were still a little crisp.
Before baking

The leaves are starting to turn colors


  1. They are beautiful Lisa@!!! you are so talented. Theresa Webby Schenck

  2. Thanks! They tasted even better then they looked! calories, calories,calories!

  3. Great idea for a fall dessert! They look wonderful! One more thing to try in the oven!! yaaaa!