How to Make Apple Dumplings
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit
- Butter a 9 x 13-inch pan
- Lightly flour a hard cooking surface and roll the pastry into a large rectangle, which should be about 24 by 16 inches. Cut the pastry into 6 square pieces then place an apple on each of the pastry with the cored side up. Cut the butter into 8 pieces, while making sure to leave enough for the sauce and place each piece on top of the apple pieces. Sprinkle brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg over the apples.
- With lightly wet fingertips bring one edge of the pastry square to the top of the apple and then bring the opposite of it above that to cover the initial layer of the pastry. Then bring up the two remaining corners and seal them. Pinch the dough at the sides to seal the apple. Do the same with the rest of the apples and place them in the baking dish.
- Take a large saucepan; add water, white sugar, vanilla extract, and the remaining butter. Place over medium heat and bring the mixture in the saucepan to a boil. Keep boiling for 5 minutes or till the sugar is dissolved. Carefully pour over dumplings.
- Bake the pie in the oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Let it cool a little bit before taking it out.
- Place the apple dumpling in a dessert bowl and then spoon sauce over the top.
Apples are a part of the rose family, similar to pears and plums
US produces 2,500 different types of apples, it will take you 7 years to have tried each and every one of the apple type if you consume a type of apple everyday.