Remember, I told you that all the recipes wouldn't be healthy here.
Rarely do I make a recipe that requires 2 sticks of butter.
The kids had a lot of fun helping me with the apple dumplings. Danielle cored the apples while I peeled them. Jacob made the dough and put it over the apples. Jory basically just kept dipping his fingers in the cinnamon sugar and eating it.
They might not have looked the prettiest but they tasted amazing! Everyone loved them and the kids keep asking to make them again.
Adapted from Delightful Country Cooking
4 cups flour
1 tbsp. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1 3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup water
1 tbsp. vinegar
Cinnamon and sugar
Apples (cored and peeled)
1 cup sugar
1 3/4 cup water
Cinnamon to taste
3 tbsp. butter
Combine flour, sugar and salt together, cut in butter until coarse crumbs form. In a separate bowl, stir together water, egg, and vinegar until yolks break. Blend egg mixture and crumb mixture with a pastry cutter or fork until soft dough forms. Chill dough for 15 minutes and then divide into 7 portions (I had small apples so I got more dumplings.) On a piece of parchment paper, pat the portions of dough into 5 - 6 in. circles large enough to wrap around an apple. Sprinkle each circle of dough cinnamon and sugar, and then wrap around an apple, covering completely. Place wrapped apples in a baking dish. To make syrup, combine sugar, water, cinnamon and butter in a saucepan and heat until sugar has dissolved and butter has melted. Pour over dumplings, bake at 425 for 40 minutes until golden brown. Serve with vanilla ice cream or vanilla yogurt, pour syrup over ice cream and dumplings.
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