It’s a cool, rainy day, and I thought what better treat than an apple dumpling. Apple dumplings are a family favourite around here, especially in the fall when fresh Ontario apples are at their peak. I love them in mason jars, perfect for gift giving too. They’re best served warm, and I like to add a little scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you’re making them ahead of time, just re-heat in the microwave before serving -easy peasy.
I’ve shared the family recipe before here, made in a large family style casserole dish. I have one little secret though, that makes my version a little different from my Mom’s and my Grandma’s. I use frozen pie pastry, shhhh, don’t tell. That means instead of this being a once in while, Sunday dinner kind of a treat, you can make it anytime, cause it’s really easy. 😉
(makes 6 Dumplings)
- One frozen pie shell, defrosted -or make your own 😉
- 2 Macintosh Apples, peeled and quartered to make six pieces (2 leftover for munching)
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 tbsp flour
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 3 cups boiling water
- sprinkling of cinnamon and nutmeg
1. Peel the apples and cut into quarters, removing the core.
2. Wrap 6 pieces of apple in pie dough, trying not to overlap the dough, but making sure the apple is completely covered.
And then place one in each little mason jar.
3. Mix sugar, flour, and salt in a bowl. Add butter. Slowly add boiling water, and whisk out any lumps of flour.
4. Divide the sauce evenly into the 6 mason jars, and sprinkle with cinnamon and freshly grated nutmeg.
5. Place the jars on a pan, to make them easier to manage, and bake at 350 for about 45 min. Let cool slightly. Serve warm with vanilla ice cream or whip cream.
They are so yummy! Enjoy.
With home made apple dumplings in a mason jar, life really is a party, even on a rainy day. 😉