Apple Dumplings with Spiced Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Ann JONES

By
@DenverJones

This old fashioned dessert is certainly kicked up a notch with the spiced bourbon caramel sauce. My family LOVED this dessert.


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Rating:

Serves:

6

Prep:

45 Min

Cook:

45 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

SPICED BOURBON CARAMEL SOUCE

2 c
water
1 c
sugar
2 Tbsp
bourbon
3/4 c
packed brown sugar
4 tsp
unsalted butter
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp
freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp
ground cloves
3/4 tsp
salt

DUMPLING DOUGH

2 c
all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp
salt
2/3 c
shortening
2 to 3 Tbsp
ice cold water

APPLES

6
tart apples (like granny smith) peeled and cored
1/4 c
packed brown sugar
1/4 c
sugar
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
pinch
salt
2 Tbsp
unsalted butter, cut into 6 pieces

GARNISH WITH ICE CREAM

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Pre-heat oven to 500 degrees F.
To make the sauce, combine "sauce" ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat; bring to boil, reduce to low simmer 5 minutes, cook and stir until sugar dissolves. Remove from heat.
2
To make the dough, combine ingredients except the water and use a pastry blender to cut in shortening. Add 2 tablespoons of water and stir to combine. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time, until dough is sticking together but not sticky. Dump on a floured surface and knead, work into a ball. Divide and form into 6 balls. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to roll out. Roll each dough ball into a large square – large enough to wrap around the apple.
3
Set an apple in the center of each square. Mix together sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Bring sides of dough together to cover apples; press to seal. Place seam-side down in a greased 13"x9" baking pan. Pour caramel sauce over dumplings.
4
Bake at 500 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake for an additional 35 to 40 minutes, until golden and apples are tender. Serve with a scoop of ice cream and drizzled with sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Heirloom