Quick Apple Dumplings
Stuff refrigerated pie crusts with slices of apples,
spices, and sugar to make fancy-looking apple dumplings
that are actually quite simple to prepare.
Worthy of a special occasion
1/2 cups sugar
2 cups water
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, divided
1/4 cup butter or margarine
2/3 cup sugar
2 (15-ounce) packages refrigerated pie crusts
8 medium Braeburn apples, peeled and cored*
*Golden Delicious or Granny Smith apples may be substituted.
3 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up
Vanilla ice cream (optional)
Bring 1 1/2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,
and 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg to a boil in a saucepan
over medium-high heat, stirring constantly;
reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, and stir in 1/4 cup butter.
Set syrup aside.
Combine 2/3 cup sugar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon,
and remaining 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg.
Cut pie crusts in half, and roll into 8-inch circles.
Place 1 apple in center of each circle.
Sprinkle each evenly with sugar mixture;
dot evenly with 3 tablespoons butter.
Fold dough over apples, pinching to seal.
Place in a lightly greased 13- x 9-inch baking dish.
Drizzle with syrup. *see note
Bake at 375 for 40 to 45 minutes.
Serve with vanilla ice cream, if desired.
Just A Note...
I would only drizzle a little syrup.
If you use all of it,
the dough on the bottom will be soggy.