Quick Apple Dumplings

If you want a quick fix for Apple Pie but don’t have the time, then this recipe is perfect. These dumplings are very easy to make and hardly take any time at all to prepare. The smell of apples and cinnamon is just so lovely!

Apples with cinnamon and raisins are rolled up in a simple pastry and baked in a sugar syrup. The dumplings are baked in their own sugar syrup which forms a sauce. It’s simply delicious!

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Instead of making the pastry, you can also use two cups of biscuit mix. I used Granny Smith apples and I didn’t peel them. They were just as delicious. If you have a day off from work, then this is just the project for you.

This recipe makes around 20 dumplings.

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PREP: 20 minutes COOK TIME: 45 minutes

Ingredients

2 cups flour

11/2 tsp baking powder

½ tsp salt

2 tbsp melted butter

½ cup milk

2 apples, cored and diced finely

½ cup raisins

1 tsp cinnamon

½ cup sugar

Extra butter for spreading

Sugar syrup

11/2 cups sugar

1 cup water

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 220 C. Grease enough muffin pans.

Sieve the flour, baking powder and salt together into a mixing bowl. Add the melted butter and mix well. Add the milk to form a smooth dough. Adjust the milk accordingly, adding a little at a time. Use more milk if needed. Knead briefly and set aside.

Mix the apples, raisins, cinnamon and sugar well. Roll out half the dough into a rectangle about ½ inch thick on a floured board. Spread some butter over the surface and spread half of the apple mixture over it. Roll up and cut into 3/4th inch slices. Repeat with the remaining dough and apple filling.

For the syrup, heat the sugar and water together in a heavy bottomed pan over medium heat until it starts boiling. Remove from heat.

Pour about two tablespoons of the sugar syrup into each muffin tin and place the apple roll in it. Repeat with the remaining syrup and apple rolls. Bake for about 35-45 minutes until the pastry is golden brown.

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