1/3 Photos of Grandma's Apple Dumplings
1 hr 10 mins
My grandmother is famous for this recipe which has been a family favorite for generations. She will only make it during the fall, but I have a hard time sticking to the seasonal stipulation because they are so darn good! Grandma swears that Jonathan apples are the only decent apples to use in this recipe, but any other tart apple would work just as well. Enjoy!
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- 1Creating the pie dough:.
- 2Blend flour, salt, and shortening together using a pastry cutter until the mixture is about the texture of corn meal.
- 3Add 1/2 cup of ice cold water and mix the dough (I find using my hands for this is easiest). If dough is too dry, add a bit more water but sparingly.
- 4Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into eight squares.
- 5Filling the dumplings:.
- 6Place one apple on a square of pie dough. Fill the apple with sugar, sprinkle with cinnamon, and dot with butter.
- 7Bring corners of pie dough to top of apple and pinch shut.
- 8Place finished dumplings in a 9x13 greased pan.
- 10Bring to boil sugar, water, and butter in a sauce pan. Boil for two minutes.
- 11Pour syrup mixture around the dumplings.
- 12Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Baste the dumplings with the syrup from the pan every 5 to 7 minutes.
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Nutritional Facts for Grandma's Apple Dumplings
Serving Size: 1 (361 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 8
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 616.3
- Calories from Fat 288
- Total Fat 32.0 g
- Saturated Fat 10.1 g
- Cholesterol 15.2 mg
- Sodium 335.3 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 79.8 g
- Dietary Fiber 4.5 g
- Sugars 39.4 g
- Protein 5.2 g