Wednesday, December 1, 2021

MY DUMPLINS'


 A couple of weeks ago I post about a day at the lake and featured my apple dumplings at the end of the post I made that weekend. Several of you asked for the recipe...so you ask and you shall receive kids. This was the first I made them in several years. The recipe was my grandmothers. She would often prepare this apple dumpling recipe for us, often ready to take out of the oven just as we would arrive at her house. I can still remember the wonderful aroma as we'd come in the door. And this is the perfect time of year to make them while apples are in their peak.  Why stop eating at this point right?

Ingredients-

1- 1/2 cups sugar, divided

1 cup water

4 TBS butter, divided

1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg each

6, medium to large apples, peeled and cored

Homemade or store bough pastry for double-crust pie

Preheat oven to 375. For syrup, place 1 cup sugar, water, 3 tablespoons butter and 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon and nutmeg in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes; remove from heat.

Mix the remaining 1/2 cup sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon and nutmeg. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to a 21x14-in. rectangle; cut into 6 squares. Place an apple on each square. Fill center of each with 4 teaspoons sugar and spice mixture,  and 1/2 teaspoon butter. Moisten edges of crust with water; bring up corners over apples, pinching edges to seal. Place in an ungreased 13x9in.baking dish.

Pour syrup around apples. Now this is where you can relax and have a gin or three. After all, here is always time for a cock-a-tail. Bake until golden brown and apples are tender, about 45 minutes should do it. Serve warm by themselves or give a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Delicious!!!!! Besides, you have the New Year coming to make resolutions about losing weight, and eating right... blah.... blah..... blah.

And I know that Cali Boi and a few others may have felt slighted by the title...so for them I present other dumplings.


 And Happy Hump Day  kids!!

44 comments:

  1. Oh, my... now I see why all the boys come to the yard! Woot, woot. That's some poundcake on display there! Dumplings? My ass! Well, thanks for sharing, dear. You are quite the wizard in the kitchen. Did you happen to share your bounty (referring to the actual dumplings, dear) with the lumbersexual? Might put him in the mood for some poundcake? :)

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    1. Not only the lucky Lumbersexual, but the Lad too!

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    2. The lumbersexual has been recipient to both kind of my dumplings!!!

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  2. Yowza those are some fine dumplings. 😎

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  3. They look and sound amazing!!! You don't have to twist my arm to try either of your dumplings.

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  4. OH MY!!! I can't take my eyes off them. And they sound easy to make.

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  5. That's some badonkadonk.
    I don't know how to cook, but even I would try, mind you...

    XOXO

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    1. Much like Hickory Farms, I give free samples too.

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  6. Nice dumplings! I love how this recipe is easy to make. I might have to try it soon.

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    1. The aroma alone is worth baking them.

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  7. Thanks! I'm betting the recipe also works well with pears.

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    1. I love pears!!!!!! And I suspect they would do very well in this recipe. I actually do many things with pears during the holidays.

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  8. Talk about taking a bite out of crime!!

    Take that as you may.

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  9. Yummy dumplings all over the place!

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  10. suzanne dorries12/01/2021

    Thank you. Gonna try asap.

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    1. I hope they turn out good for you! Another reader above also suggested pears. I am guessing they would be dreamy too.

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  11. The dumplings look good. So do your buns!
    Hugs!

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  12. Thank you.I will give them a go soon. I need to get all the naughties consumed before new year, for them the regime will commence and boy do I need it......

    You have a nice backside.It fills your jeans. Nothing worse than a man with no ass.x

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    1. "Nice backside". Christina, you have a wonderful talent for understatement! That thang is truly magnificent! My father suffered from noassatall and passed it on to four of his six daughters. Mine is in the front. *Sigh*

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    2. Haha. The man deserves a medal. 6 daughters!!!!! Wow. I nearly had a nervous breakdown raising one daughter. My two sons were much easier.
      Nice to hear from you, Deedles. Hope all is well. Xx

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    3. girls....if his ass gets more ledge to it...it will be the dessert cart at the casa du Borghese.

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    4. Both you and Deedles have left me in stiches!!! We are still trying to figure out where the ass comes from. But be the Czech side of the family!!!

      And Miss Moorecock, I'll have you know my ass served nicely once at Ponderosa when part of their salad bar collapsed.

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  13. Those dumplings look scrumptious. I won't be making them because, for me at least, apples are too much work to prepare. My decrepit hands, you know.
    I now have an incredible urge to go to the YouTubes and watch Home Free's Butt Remix again. Mmmmmm!

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    1. I'm not sure what Home Free's Butt Remix is Deedles, but it sure sounds appropriate.

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    2. I would make you some and send Deedles, but I don't think they'd fare good like the cookies I sent you.

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    3. Deedles I can sympathise with you over the decrepidisation of hands - my arthritis plays up too. More and more I make shortcuts with the cooking

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  14. Am I the only one interested in the actual dumpling RECIPE?

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    1. I am too Debra, I want to try it. However, I have to say that Mistress Maddie has a beautiful derriere.

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  15. Well, there goes my diet. Like you said blah blah blah....Lmao!!!!! And the other buns...you'd give Kim a ran for her money!!!

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  16. I don't know which to try first?!?!?!?!

    DAMN BOY!

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  17. What a relief it was to see that final dumplings photo. You did not disappoint. In the middle of this whole thing, I noticed some gobbledygook about TBSs and 1-1/2s and peeled and cored. I think I need a better translator.

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    1. Well, I did have a gin last night. or two.

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  18. It was your sparkling personality I noticed first, followed a close second by that ass and your cooking skills.

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    1. A winning combination in my opinion.

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  19. They do look delicious! And an easy recipe. I may try these after my distractions.

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  20. I love apple dumplings...I thought they were more difficult to make...but they sound pretty easy. I may try these too Mistress. Though the pastry part would scare me. Are I could just enjoy the last picture.

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    1. Lots of top chefs swear by ready made pastry and with the ready rolled packs you don't even need the rolling pin.

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  21. This is where we need a scratch and sniff feature. I can just smell them!

    Oh, that didn't come out good...but you know what I mean.

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  22. I don't know if I want the dumplings or the very HOT cakes?

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  23. Im so not a good baker, at all, even though this sounds easy. Could you just come here and make the dumplings, while I watch your dumplings???

    They look, and I'm guessing smell delicious.

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  24. Oh boy do they look sinful!!!! Both sets of dumpling.

    Just how many miles and squats are you doing boy?

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  25. A very pert post!
    And now I need lunch....
    Sx

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