Anyways, one of the yummiest desserts I remember from growing up are apple dumplings. The church I grew up in would do a couple of Saturdays creating apple dumplings to sell at the local county fair late in August. I was also inspired by one of our friends, Laura, whose version of apple dumplings are slightly different than what I had grown up with.
With those two ideas in mind, I decided to create my own version of apple dumplings (using some of their ideas, leaning more towards Laura's idea).
- 6-8 apples
- 1/2 stick of butter
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 Tbs. cinnamon
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Farenheit.
- Mix the gluten-free flour, xanthan gum, and salt together.
- Add the shortening, which may cause the dough to become crumbly.
- Add 1 to 1 1/4 cups of milk. Mix together.
- Peel, core, and cut the apples into chunks.
- Mix the sugar and cinnamon together, and slice the 1/2 stick of butter into slices.
- Take part of the dough and roll it out to the desired thickness, preferably large enough to cover the bottom and the sides of an 8 in. by 8 in. baking pan.
- Place the dough into the bottom of a greased 8 by 8 in squared baking pan.
- Put about half of the apple chunks into the bottom of the dough.
- Sprinkle about half of the sugar/cinnamon mixture over the apples.
- Place several slices of the butter on top of the apples and sugar/cinnamon mixture.
- Take about half of the dough that's leftover and roll out with a rolling pin. Place over the layer of apples.
- Use the last of the apples on the middle layer along with the sugar/cinnamon mixture as well as the butter slices.
- Take the last bit of the dough, roll out to cover the top. Lightly sprinkle the sugar/cinnamon mixture on top of the last layer of dough.
- Place into the oven for about an hour until it is done!!
I will say the pictures I am about to post don't necessarily do it justice, but it does taste very yummy. I will be honest too that I sincerely do not own a rolling pin, so the dough didn't get nearly as thin as I wanted. Also, I'd recommend using the extra 1/4 cup of milk so that the dough doesn't become as crumbly.
|Apple Dumplings Pre-baked|
|Apple Dumplings Baked|
|Apple Dumplings Before Yummy Eatng time!!!|