Shelburne Orchards

Monique’s World Famous Apple Dumpling Recipe

These apple dumplings are world famous for a reason. Make this recipe for your gang tonight!

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 to 10 drops red food coloring (optional)
  • 3 Tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 6 medium whole apples pared and cored

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Combine sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, food coloring; bring to boiling. Add butter.
  3. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening.
  4. Add milk all at once and stir just until flour is moistened.
  5. On lightly floured surface, roll out 1/8 inch thick until it's an 18 x 12 inch rectangle.
  6. Cut with knife or pastry wheel into 6 squares.
  7. Place 1 whole apple into each square.
  8. Sprinkle each apple generously with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; dot with butter.
  9. Moisten edges of squares.
  10. Fold corners to center and pinch edges together.
  11. Place 1 inch apart in ungreased 11 x 7 x 1 1/2 inch baking pan.
  12. Pour syrup over dumplings; sprinkle with sugar.
  13. Bake at 375 degrees for 35 minutes or until apples are done.
  14. Serve warm with cream.