Every year we go to a local orchard and pick apples. This year we picked a ½ bushel of Mac’s. Other than eating an apple every day and making apple sauce or an apple pie, we are always looking for new and easy recipes. While watching Food Network we watched Trisha Yearwood make this apple dumplings recipe. Right after the show we went into the kitchen and tried it. I give this an A+
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 Pillsbury Grands biscuits
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 3/4 cup of the sugar, the butter and vanilla. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil over medium heat.
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.
Peel and slice the apples vertically into 8 slices each.
Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Wrap a biscuit layer around a slice of apple, stretching the biscuit slightly to overlap, and seal on the bottom. Place the wrapped slices, sealed-side down, in a casserole dish – do not use a dish that is too small you do not want the liquid to boil the dumplings but rather you want the liquid to reduce down into a thick syrup.
Pour the hot sugar mixture over the apple slices. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over the tops of the wrapped apples. Bake until golden brown, 35 minutes.
Serve this freshly cooked, warm and with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Make sure to take a tablespoon of the syrup and drizzle over the apple dumplings!!
I found this apple dumplings recipe while watching Trisha Yearwood on Food Network but made a few modifications. This Apple dumplings recipe is an A+. Give it a try.
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