Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce
Of all my autumn recipes, apple dumplings are a hands-down favorite. I found this treat years ago in an Amish cookbook. A rich, homemade caramel sauce tops it off. —Lois Stache, Brillion, WI
Total TimePrep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 50 min.
- 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 cup cold butter, cubed
- 1/4 cup milk
- 2 medium apples, peeled and cored
- 4 teaspoons brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 4 teaspoons butter
- CARAMEL SAUCE:
- 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Dash salt
- In a small bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt; cut in cold butter until crumbly. Gradually add milk, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball; divide dough in half. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.
- On a well-floured surface, roll each portion of dough into an 8-in. square. Cut apples in half horizontally; place an apple bottom on each square. Place brown sugar and cinnamon in the core of each bottom; dot each with 2 teaspoons butter. Replace apple tops.
- Gently bring up corners of pastry to center; pinch edges to seal. Place in a greased 8-in. baking dish. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine flour and water until smooth. Add the sugars, butter and salt. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until smooth and blended. Pour over dumplings.
- Bake 35-40 minutes longer or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts1 each: 979 calories, 49g fat (31g saturated fat), 128mg cholesterol, 688mg sodium, 134g carbohydrate (97g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
Originally published as Apple Dumplings with Caramel Sauce in Country Woman August/September 2009
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