Crispy pastry and tender apples venture outside the pie pan in these traditional Apple Dumplings! You can really make them with any apple, but we’ve gone with organic Fujis from local apple-aficionado Devoto Gardens and Orchards. Sweet and flavorful on their own, these apples set the stage for a truly excellent dessert. They’re the perfect way to end any meal, or dish up a dumpling whenever you’d like for a sweet snack!
- Serves: 6 Dumplings
- Prep Time: 30 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- 6 small Fuji Apples, peeled & cored
- 1 sheet Frozen Puff Pastry, thawed but kept very cold
- 3 tbsp. Raisins, soaked in 3 tbsp. Rum or Brandy (optional)
- 3 tbsp. Chopped Walnuts
- 2 1/2 c. Brown Sugar, packed
- 1 tsp. Cinnamon
- 1 1/3 c. Water
- 2 tbsp. Butter
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Roll out thawed pastry dough into a 14x7 inch rectangle, then cut into six equal squares. Arrange one prepared apple in the center of each; fill apple with 1/2 tablespoon each raisins and chopped walnuts. Moisten corners of pastry dough with a little water, then pinch over apple to seal. Cut a small hole in the top to vent, then place in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Repeat with remaining apples.
Combine butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and 1 1/3 cups water in a medium saucepan, and heat on medium stirring constantly. When syrup comes to boil, remove from heat immediately and pour into bottom of dumpling dish.
Bake dumplings for 40 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden, basting with syrup about once every ten minutes. Serve topped with a drizzle of syrup; goes well with vanilla ice cream or fresh whipped cream.
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