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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Mom's Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings


  • 2 packages pie crust dough, for 9" pies
  • 6 baking apples, about 3 inches in diameter – pared and cored
  • 3 Tbsp raisins
  • 3 Tbsp nuts, chopped
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup water


  1. Heat oven to 425 F. Prepare pastry as directed except roll ⅔ of the dough into a 14” square; cut into 4 squares. Roll remaining dough into a 14x7" rectangle and cut in half. Place an apple in the center of each square.
  2. Mix the raisins and nuts together and fill center of each apple. Moisten the corners of the squares and bring 2 opposing corners of pastry up over the apple and press together tightly. Fold the sides of the remaining corners (as if wrapping a package); bring corners up over apple and press together. Place the dumplings (not touching each other) in a large ungreased baking dish.
  3. Heat the brown sugar and water to boiling and carefully pour around the dumplings. Spoon syrup over dumplings 2 or 3 times during baking (I used a baster) and bake for about 40 minutes or until the crust is golden and apples are tender. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or sweetened whipped cream.

Kitchen Counter:

Makes 6 dumplings.

About the Author:

Ben Rayl authors the blog Comfortable Food, which he began in 2012. He moved to Europe in 2008 after a long career in the restaurant industry, and currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. For new recipe updates, be sure to follow Comfortable Food on Facebook.