Aunt Mary’s Apple Dumplings
My late Aunt Mary was renowned for her deliciously gooey apple dumplings. Although I’m not a huge fan of apples, or any fruit for that matter, I do love the flaky crust and sticky sauce that surrounds the apple. Give me a warm bowl of that flaky gooey goodness with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream and you can consider me a happy girl.
A few years after I got married, I was handed this nostalgic recipe and knew I had to give it a try. With fall quickly approaching, what better time to master this recipe? It is truly quite simple to make, if you have the right tools. I have included a few items listed below which will help you have a successful experience while making this yummy recipe!
- You are going to want a good apple corer. I didn’t have one and tried coring the apples with a knife and it was a mess, I don’t recommend doing it this way. Not to mention this was very dangerous, I cut myself twice while doing it this way. so learn from my mistake and buy an apple corer. I would actually recommend buying an all in one apple corer & peelers but I will leave a link to both.
Apple Corer & Peeler Apple Corer Only
2. You are going to need some good baking apples. If you use a different type of apple they will not bake properly. Personally, I like using granny smith apples. They seem to bake very nice and everyone loves them.
If you decide to make this recipe this week, I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram ,
Aunt Marry's Apple Dumplings
Dough & Apples
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Peel and core all 6 apples. In a medium sized mixing bowl, in this order, add flour, baking powder, salt, shortening, and milk. Use a wooden spoon to mix. Once mixture begins to ball up and form into dough, use hands to gently knead till dough resembles pie crust. On a lightly floured surface roll out dough. Cut dough into 6 even squares. Sit an apple on one of the squares and bring all four corners up over the top of the apple, use hands to gently pinch dough together at the top of the apple so it stays. Gently squeeze the dough so it forms around the apple. Repeat with the rest of the apples. Place apples in a grease 13 X 9 pan. Pour sauce (instructions below) over the apples and bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 1 hour.
In a medium sized sauce pot add brown sugar, water, butter, and cinnamon. Heat all four ingredients on medium high heat until everything is melted and a sauce has formed. Pour sauce over the apples. Sauce will thicken in the oven.