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Apple Dumpling Day

You may not be overcome with excitement, but today is National Apple Dumpling Day. Dumplings are an incredibly old food known to cooks in many countries, cuisines, and cultures. Simply put, a dumpling is a globular mass of boiled, steamed dough filled with meat, vegetables, or fruit. The apple dumpling is a traditional dessert native to the Pennsylvanian Amish who eat them for breakfast. I'll confess, I've never had an apple dumpling, but today I just might seek one out in order to celebrate and experience a new type of dumpling. How about you, have you ever had apple dumplings? If so, what do you think of them?

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lexichloe lexichloe 8 years
I don't think I've ever had apple dumplings, but that one in the pic is beautiful!
7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
Apple cider doughnuts are also lovely and autumnal. you have find plenty of recipes (both full and low-fat) if you google it.
shulvrkrp shulvrkrp 8 years
I just started to make them about a few weeks ago for the first time. I picked apples at this great farm and didn't want them to go to waste since I had so many. I found a really good recipe from September's issue of Martha Stewart. The apples are cored and filled with raspberry jam, pecans and brown sugar. YUM! :) I then make my own whipped cream and it is sooo delightful!! They're yummy for breakfast too!
psangel psangel 8 years
Apple Dumplings are so delicious. I love the way my mom makes them. It would be great to have one right now. Since I have a sweet tooth at this moment.
cmachter1 cmachter1 8 years
Thanks krisfl...I am going to try it tonight!
millarci millarci 8 years
Makes me think of that hilarious movie, the Apple Dumpling Gang. LOL! I've never had an apple dumpling but I should give it a try.
MrsJigglesworth MrsJigglesworth 8 years
sounds great! I would rather have apples+pastry any day over chocolate anything. :P
7kimba7 7kimba7 8 years
Apple dumplings rule and the Amish rule. Greatest jams and baked goods ever. Only in competition with Linvilla Orchards for my affections.
Twinkle1 Twinkle1 8 years
Never had one either but it sounds yummy. Gotta love the :amish:
kiwitwist kiwitwist 8 years
I have never had them or made them. They look good though!
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 8 years
I love apple dumplings! That is my favorite dessert at our country club, warm apple dumpling a la mode, just a perfect blend of flavors after a good meal. I have thought of making them with my newfound baking skills, but I'm still waiting on my recently ordered apple peeler to get here before I go nuts with the apple recipes! Now I really want one though!
bobcatsteph3 bobcatsteph3 8 years
I love apple dumplings! That is my favorite dessert at our country club, warm apple dumpling a la mode, just a perfect blend of flavors after a good meal. I have thought of making them with my newfound baking skills, but I'm still waiting on my recently ordered apple peeler to get here before I go nuts with the apple recipes! Now I really want one though!
krisfl krisfl 8 years
6 Apples, peeled and cored Lemon juice 1/2 c White sugar, approx 1 ts Cinnamon Brown sugar Butter 2 Pie pastry for 2 pies Sugar sauce: 2 c Water 3/4 c Sugar 2 ts Vanilla 2 tb Butter 1/4 ts Nutmeg 1/4 ts Mace Instructions 1. Roll out pastry and cut into squares enough to cover apples completely. Peel and core apples. Roll in lemon juice. Then roll in white sugar and cinnamon combined. Place on pastry square. Stuff core cavity with brown sugar, butter, brown sugar in equal parts. (The amount depends on size of core cavity, just stuff full.) Fold pastry up around apple to completely enclose it. Place in pan. Prepare sugar sauce by mixing water, sugar, vanilla, butter, nutmeg, and mace and boiling for 1 minute. Let cool slightly. Pour over Apples. Bake in 375 F oven for 1 hour. Serve warm. Note: Apples may be frozen in pastry (before sugar sauce is added) if desired. Good dessert to make ahead if you have lots of apples around. Just let thaw when ready to use, and cover with sugar sauce and bake as usual. Source: Amish Cooking in Quilt Country show
krisfl krisfl 8 years
6 Apples, peeled and cored Lemon juice 1/2 c White sugar, approx 1 ts Cinnamon Brown sugar Butter 2 Pie pastry for 2 pies Sugar sauce: 2 c Water 3/4 c Sugar 2 ts Vanilla 2 tb Butter 1/4 ts Nutmeg 1/4 ts Mace Instructions 1. Roll out pastry and cut into squares enough to cover apples completely. Peel and core apples. Roll in lemon juice. Then roll in white sugar and cinnamon combined. Place on pastry square. Stuff core cavity with brown sugar, butter, brown sugar in equal parts. (The amount depends on size of core cavity, just stuff full.) Fold pastry up around apple to completely enclose it. Place in pan. Prepare sugar sauce by mixing water, sugar, vanilla, butter, nutmeg, and mace and boiling for 1 minute. Let cool slightly. Pour over Apples. Bake in 375 F oven for 1 hour. Serve warm. Note: Apples may be frozen in pastry (before sugar sauce is added) if desired. Good dessert to make ahead if you have lots of apples around. Just let thaw when ready to use, and cover with sugar sauce and bake as usual. Source: Amish Cooking in Quilt Country show
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i don't have my recipe here for the kind we make, but ours do not look like above - lots of sauce over all the dumplings in the pan and you must eat it in a bowl, maybe with vanilla ice cream! oh yummmy...
beingtazim beingtazim 8 years
i LOVE apple dumplings!! My roommate/best friend makes them and they are so good! I ask for them for my birthday every year! :) you've never had one partysugar?! oh my god...they are so good! he (my roommate) bakes them together in a pan and it is such a gooey, yummy mess!
cmachter1 cmachter1 8 years
I've never had one before..but that picture looks yummy...Yumsugar, do you have a recipe to make Apple Dumplings..or does anyone here have one?
freegracefrom freegracefrom 8 years
I've had apple dumplings before. They offer them at Cracker Barrel. I think they pretty much taste like apple pie. It's just softer in texture. It's pretty good.
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