Friday, October 9, 2009

Apple Dumpling Gang

I'm glad to be an American, but at the risk of sounding un-American, I must admit: I'm not really a fan of apple pie (or baseball, hot dogs, or Chevrolet either if truth be told) But my hubby is an all-American boy, and LOVES all of those things. Last year I used the recipe over at pick your and canned pie filling for the first time. It was Sooooo good, I had to can more again this year.

This stuff worked out to be the greatest thing since ice-cream....well....and WITH ice-cream for that matter. I think I may have actually made Jim a pie out of it, at some point during the year, I can't remember. But what I DO remember is the yummy quick cobblers:

This is the same recipe I use for Texas Peach Cobbler:

1 cup sugar
1 cup flour
1 + 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 cup milk
1 stick butter
1 qt. canned fruit (or in this case; pie filling)

Melt butter in a 9 x 13 pan. Mix sugar, flour, baking powder, salt, and milk. Pour mixture over melted butter. Add the pie filling or drained fruit, over the top. With the pie filling, I give it all just a slight little swirl with a knife at this point.
Bake at 350 degrees 45 minutes or till done.

The other dessert I made with this filling recently was one I just came up with in a pinch:

Apple Dumplings.
I used these:

Generally don't buy these type products, but had them leftover from an on-line recipe I had tried for chicken bundles. (Which were yummy too, but i digress....)Instead of tearing them into triangles, I kept them two triangles together, making rectangles. (One tube will make 4 dumplings). I sealed the perforations on each rectangle, and put 1/4c. or so of my canned apple pie filling in the center of each one. Draw up and overlap diagonal corners over the filling. Then take the last 2 diagonal corners and draw over and overlap on the center as well. pinch any gaps closed. Brush with milk or cream, sprinkle with cinnamon sugar. Bake at the temperature on the roll pkg. until nicely browned. Can drizzle a tad of cream over dumpling to serve.

Make sure you have plenty of the rolls on hand.....your family will be CLAMOURING for more!

Even if you don't make enough pie filling to can, I would recommend cooking up a smaller version to make these, rather than store-bought canned filling. *Personal opinion here: It's just nasty.


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