I had never made apple dumplings when I first got this recipe, but I liked it so much that I have been making it every since. It is from Mr Foods so you know it has to be simple and good. It is a simple and easy recipe, and the flavor is really awesome. I was amazed that something so simple could taste so good. Serve it with a scoop of your favorite Vanilla ice cream. YUMMY. It is equally great as it is also.
1Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small sauce pan, combine the water, white sugar, vanilla, 1 tablespoon butter & nutmeg over high heat. Bring to boil for 1 minute: Set aside
2In a small bowl combine the brown sugar, cinnamon and remaining 1 tablespoon butter & mix well. Unroll pastry, and cut into quarters. Stuff each apple cavity with an equal amount of brown sugar mixture and place on a pastry quarter.
3Fold pastry up around apples and pinch ends together to seal and close completely. Place dumplings seam side down in an 8 inch square baking dish, and pour sugar sauce over the top. Brush tops with a little milk, and add turbinado(Raw) sugar. Bake 45 to 50 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve warm, drizzle with sugar glaze from bottom of baking dish.
4NOTE: I used 4 large apples and cut them in half for 8 pieces. I doubled the sauce ingredients, and the brown sugar mixture, and used a 9X13 size baking dish. Sprinkled raw turbinado sugar over the top and baked for 55 minutes. I also added a little cornstarch to the sugar sauce, because I wanted it to be a little thick.
5PLEASE NOTE: When I made these last night my husband asked me to make it with Splenda, I used Splenda Granular in the sauce, and Splenda Brown Sugar Blend, in the apples, and a little extra in the sauce, because it was splenda, and it was watery after boiling. But as you can see it turned out fantastic. That is raw turbinado sugar on top.