How to make it

  • In large bowl, mix flour, salt, and 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • - With pastry blender or two knives used scissor fashion, cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • - Stir in 5 - 6 tbsp cold water until dough holds together, set aside.
  • - In small bowl, mix dried fruit, butter, 4 tbsp brown sugar, and 1 tsp cinnamon.
  • - Peel apples.
  • - With melon baller, remove cores but do not go all the way through to bottom.
  • - Press dried fruit mixture into cavities.
  • - Preheat oven to 400 F.
  • - Grease 15"x 10" jelly roll pan.
  • - Reserve 1/3 cup dough.
  • - On floured surface, with rolling pin, roll out remaining dough, using a ruler to help push and shape dough into 21" x 14" rectangle.
  • - Cut dough into 6 - 7" squares.
  • - On waxed paper, mix remaining 2 tbsp brown sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
  • - Roll an apple in sugar mixture.
  • - Center apple on a dough square; brush edges of dough with some beaten egg.
  • - Bring dough up over top of apple.
  • - Press to shape; seal edges.
  • - Place dumpling in jelly roll pan.
  • - Repeat with remaining apples, sugar mixture, and dough squares, and more beaten egg, to make 6 dumplings in all.
  • - Roll reserved dough 1/4" thick.
  • - Using knife, cut out as many leaves as possible; reroll scraps and cut out more leaves.
  • - Score leaves with back of knife to make veins.
  • - Brush dumplings with egg.
  • - Press in cloves for stems.
  • - Bake dumplings 35 - 40 minutes, until pastry is golden and apples are tender when pierced with knife.

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  • tcvillegas 11 years ago
    I like that this recipeis made from scratch and not with store-bought rolls. I hope to make this soon. Thanks for posting
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  • mystic_river1 11 years ago
    Thanks everyone!
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    " It was excellent "
    henrie ate it and said...
    How pretty, they look so yummie, thanks for "another" great post ;)
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  • softshellcrab 11 years ago
    I haven't made these in years. You have inspired me!
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  • grizzlybear 11 years ago
    Deffently will try these i have two apple trees.....and they are loded with apples......THANKS
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