Monday, September 28, 2009

Comfort me with apples - apple dumplings

It's fall now and apple season.
This recipe is adapted from Bill Neal's
Biscuits, Spoonbread, and Sweet Potato Pie.
This is an excellent cookbook. Full of all kinds of essential
recipes for baked goods, things like
biscuits waffles and all kinds of Southern goodies.

Make a recipe for pie dough. I use 2 cups of flour
2/3 cup cold butter and 6 tablespoons cold water.

Syrup: 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
4 cinnamon sticks

Boil together for five minutes set aside.

Pare and core 6 small baking apples.
Take 6 tablespoons lightly packed brown sugar
and 6 tablespoons butter and 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon and mix together.

Roll out pie dough to a 7-inch square. Stuff each
apple with butter mixture. Wrap the dough around it sealing
it nicely. Put in a covered baking dish. Pour syrup over the
apples. Bake for 45 minutes at 350 F.

The sauce is wonderfully spicy and thick and caremelized.

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