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Sweet & Simple Apple Dumplins

Lord Honey, I think ever'one has a memory of their granny's old-fashioned apple dumplins'--that's one reason they are at the top of the list when it comes to desserts that bring both comfort and nostalgia--that--and the fact that they are one of the yummiest confections ever!! My "Sweet & Simple Apple Dumplins" have kept all the flavors and flakiness of an old-fashioned favorite--while makin' it a little quicker & easier.

Sweet & Simple Apple Dumplins'

Jason Smith, FNS

Serves 8


4-apples of your favorite variety, peeled and cored

2-tubes crescent roll dough

½-cup butter, room temp

½-cup brown sugar

1-tsp ground cinnamon

¼-tsp ground cloves

Pinch of salt

Juice form half a lemon about 1-2 TBSP

Dusting Mix:

¼-cup white sugar

½-tsp ground ginger

½-tsp ground nutmeg

Gooey Sauce:

½-cup butter, melted

½-cup brown sugar

1-tsp cinnamon

1-can ginger-ale or citrus soda


· Preheat oven to 350°, butter or spray a 9x13 baking dish.

· In a small bowl, place the room-temp butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, cloves and lemon juice; mix until combined; set aside.

· Cut the apples in half--through the middle (not top to bottom), there should be a hole completely through the middle of each half, as a result of coring the apples.

· In a small bowl, place the Dusting Mix ingredients and stir to combine.

-- roll each apple half in the dusting mix--coating well.

· Lay the crescent dough on a piece of wax paper, make a square with 2 triangles of dough. You should get 4 squares from each can.

· Stuff the hole of each apple with the butter mixture, dividing evenly, making sure to pack the butter very well; place the apple half on the dough square.

· Bring the sides of the dough up and seal around apple.

· Place the apple(s) seam-side down in baking dish.

· Place the Gooey Sauce ingredients (except for the soda drink) into a bowl and mix well.

--Pour the Gooey Sauce mixture over the dumplings; Pour the soda drink around the dumplings; sprinkle any remaining Dusting Mix over the dumplings.

· Place in oven and bake for 25-30 mins or until dumplins are nice and golden brown and sauce is thick.

--Let set for 5-10 minutes to allow sauce to cool and thicken.

--Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or whipped cream.

Tip: You can also make this with biscuit dough or pie dough.


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