Friday, 1 April 2016

Apple Dumplings



I admit it, I suffer from Middle Child Syndrome. I learned from an early age to be a people pleaser, and there was no one I wanted to please more than my Dad.

I found baking to be one way to do it, appealing to his sweet tooth. Dad loved those old fashioned desserts like bread pudding, rice pudding and apple dumplings.

Though a pie would be easier, I made the apple dumplings. A whole apple, peeled and cored, stuffed with a butter, brown sugar and cinnamon mixture, and wrapped in pastry.

I have fond memories of Dad, sitting at the table with a warm apple dumpling in front of him. He liked his in a bowl, and would add milk to it, his choice.

After I left home, I never made another apple dumpling, maybe it was too special, made for that one special person in my life.

4 comments:

C R Ward said...

I LOVE apple dumplings, and that's just how I used to make them. Now I mostly stick to apple crisp because you know, less work. :-D

Stephanie Faris said...

Oh my...that looks DELICIOUS! Cracker Barrel has an apple dumpling dessert that is amazing. If I could make it at home, I'd be in trouble.

Val said...

Oh, Yummy. What sort of pastry recipe did you use? I can't resist delicious desserts.

Deborah Lean said...

Hey Carol, less work, I get it. LOL I haven't made these since my Dad's been gone.

Thanks for stopping by Val, I just use regular pie pastry, whatever recipe works for you.