Apple Dumpling Balls

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Do you ever get hungry for Apple Dumplings and you want them made in a hurry? That’s what happened to me so I used store bought pie crust and made individual Apple Dumpling Balls. I have no problem making a good pie crust but with the grandkids here and my husband working I just didn’t want any more mess or work. If you ever need to buy pie crust, Pillsbury boxed crusts are almost as good as if you made them yourself and they are so easy to work with!

What is an Apple Dumpling Ball? It is what I call apple slices, cinnamon, sugar and a pat of butter all inside pie crust and formed into a ball. Normal Apple Dumplings are made with whole apples that have been cored, peeled and left whole. I couldn’t find my apple corer so I decided to wrap apples that I peeled, sliced and then I formed into a ball and I baked them that way. It didn’t matter if apple pieces were sticking out or not completely covered by the dough. They definitely are worth making again!

 

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Ingredients

 

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In a small saucepan, make the syrup.

Combine water, 1 cup sugar, 3 Tbsp

butter and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.

Stir to combine and bring to a boil

over medium heat, stirring frequently.

Once boiling, boil for 3 minutes then

remove from the heat and set aside.

 

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In a small bowl combine the

remaining sugar and cinnamon.

 

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Peel, slice and discard the core of the apples.

 

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Lay one pie crust dough onto a cutting

board and cut it into four even pieces.

Repeat with the other crust.

 

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Lay the apple slices on the

center of the pie dough.

Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar

mixture over the apples and

top with a thin pat of butter.

 

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Using a pastry brush or your finger,

brush water along the outer edge of the dough.

Pull the dough over and around the apples

pinching the dough together where ever you can.

Form into a ball.

Don’t worry about how it looks or if all

the apples aren’t completely covered.

 

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Place Apple Dumpling Balls into an

ungreased baking pan like a 13” x 9”.

 

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Pour the syrup over the top of all of the balls.

 

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Bake, uncovered, in a preheated 375 degree

oven for 45-55 minutes or until the tops are

getting brown. Using a large spoon scoop

out the apples and place into individual bowls.

Drizzle any leftover syrup over the top and enjoy!

 

Apple Dumpling Balls

  • Difficulty: intermediate
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Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 4-6 small apples
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • Pastry for double crust pie (9″)

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a small saucepan over medium heat combine 1 cup sugar, water, 1/2 tsp cinnamon and 3 Tbsp butter.
  3. Stir to combine and bring to a boil stirring frequently.
  4. Once boiling, boil for 3 minutes. Remove from the heat and set aside.
  5. In a small bowl combine the 1/2 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp cinnamon.
  6. Peel, slice and discard the core of the apples.
  7. Lay one pie crust on a cutting board and cut it into 4 even pieces. Repeat with the other pie crust.
  8. Place the apple slices onto the center of each piece of dough.
  9. Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture over the apples.
  10. Top with a thin pat of butter.
  11. Using a pastry brush or your finger, wet the edge of each piece of dough.
  12. Pull the dough around and over the apple slices pinching the wet edges together. Form into a ball, don’t worry about how it looks or even if the apples are completely covered with the dough.
  13. Place the apples onto an ungreased baking dish such as a 13″ x 9″ pan.
  14. pour the syrup over the top of each apple ball.
  15. Bake, uncovered, for 45-55 minutes or until the tops are starting to brown.
  16. Use a large spoon and remove each apple to a serving bowl. Drizzle the syrup over top of the Apple Dumpling Balls and serve.

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