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mama's apple dumplings (the real thing)

(1 rating)
Recipe by
karla manuel
mauriceville, TX

I make this at Thanksgiving and Christmas,and sometimes when I feel like a dumpling! Everyone just loves this super dish and wants the recipe.It will be really hard to ever make apple pie again after you taste this!

(1 rating)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 45 Min
cook time 1 Hr

Ingredients For mama's apple dumplings (the real thing)

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour and about 1/2 cup crisco
  • 1 dash
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 6 Tbsp
    cinnamon, ground
  • 6 Tbsp
  • 1 1/2 stick
    real butter cut in 12 pieces
  • 6 md
    apples, granny smith cored, peeled and cut in halves
  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar cinnamon mixture
  • 2 1/2 c

How To Make mama's apple dumplings (the real thing)

  • 1
    place in med pot 2/12 c water along with 1/12 c sugar cinnamon mixture bring to a boil and turn down heat to med low while getting the dough made. in lg bowl mix flour and salt then mix crisco in to make dough... roll out on floured surface. use butter knife to cut in 5"x 5" squares.(12)..spray 13x9 cake pan with non stick spray.. in the meantime mix your 6 tbs of sugar and cinnamon together. peel apples, core and half leaving a hole in the middle.. place the half on square, place sugar and cin mixture by tbs in hole then place a piece of butter on top of that ...fold corners towards middle an mash together.. easy so far huh? do all 12 the same way and place in pan..pour the boiling sugar and water mixture over dumplings, it should get thicker as it bakes.(like syrup)
  • 2
    pre heat oven to 350 place on middle rack for 1 hr or until light golden brown. you should serve with ice cream MMMMMMMMMMM GOOD I promise it is not hard just a few more steps than (easy) lol but not hard at all and will be a Hugh Hit!! enjoy

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