Thursday, August 13, 2009

EZ Peasy Apple Dumplings Smothered in Ice Cream


It won't be long and our Farmer's Markets will be filled with crisp, fresh, juicy apples. Like the old saying goes: Nothing says lovin' like somethin' from the oven. One goodie I absolutely l♥ve is baked apples. A little less work than a pie but packed with all the same goodness and flavor. This recipe is so easy because it uses pie crusts already made for you. I always have a couple of packages in my freezer for those times when I want to make something special but don't have the time or just don't want something quick but delicious. You are gonna ♥ these, I promise☺

Ingredients

  • 1 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 Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • 3 tablespoons butter or margarine, cut up
  • Vanilla ice cream or half and half

Preparation

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.
Bake at 375° for 40 to 45 minutes. Serve warm smothered vanilla ice cream or floating in half and half.
♥ In order to prevent the sauce from burning on the bottom of your baking pan, place your pan of apple dumplin's inside a pan with a bit of water inside - much like you would do when you bake bread pudding. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
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2 comments:

. said...

Just reading the title makes me want to try it.

Alfazema

Maria Berg said...

Good ide´I will try that , I like the thing you did on the top, MB