Apple Dumplings: Just the Recipe

Recipe From my Great-Grandma Mae. Makes 12 dumplings.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups + 1 Tablespoon flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons butter + extra for topping and pan
  • 1 Tablespoon shortening
  • 7/8 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 3 tart apples
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 cup hot water
  • 1/4 tsp lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400℉.
  2. Butter large baking pan or casserole dish. (I used a 10×14 inch pan)
  3. Peel and chop apples. Pieces should be small and thin, about 1/8 inch thick and about 1/4 inch in size.
  4. Add apples, brown sugar, and cinnamon to bowl and mix to coat apples. Set aside.
  5. Combine flour, baking powder, 1 tsp salt, shortening, and 1 Tbsp softened butter in bowl of stand mixer.
  6. Turn mixer on low to cut butter and shortening into flour.
  7. Add milk in about 1/4 cup at a time.
  8. Mix until just combined.
  9. Roll out about 1 inch thick. Dough should be about 1 1/2 foot long (left to right) by 1 foot wide (up and down).
  10. Melt butter and brush onto dough.
  11. Pour apple topping onto dough and roll jelly-roll style.
  12. Cut into 12 equal pieces.
  13. Place in buttered pan and set aside.
  14. Boil water.
  15. Add sugar and boiling water to pan.
  16. Add 1 Tbsp butter, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 Tbsp flour, lemon extract, and vanilla.
  17. Bring to boil and simmer for 13 minutes.
  18. Pour mixture over uncooked dumplings.
  19. Bake for about 30 minutes or until golden-brown.
  20. Serve with ice cream, whipped cream, or heavy cream, and enjoy!

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