Apple Dumplings

This is a great dessert to make ahead if you have lots of apples around!


6 Apples, peeled and cored
Lemon juice
1/2 c White sugar, approx
1 ts Cinnamon
Brown sugar
Pie pastry for 2 pies

Sugar sauce:
2 c Water
3/4 c Sugar
2 ts Vanilla
2 tb Butter
1/4 ts Nutmeg
1/4 ts Mace


Roll out pastry and cut into squares enough to cover apples completely. Peel and core apples. Roll in lemon juice. Then roll in white sugar and cinnamon combined. Place on pastry square. Stuff core cavity with brown sugar, butter, brown sugar in equal parts. (The amount depends on size of core cavity, just stuff it full.) Fold the pastry up around apple to completely enclose it. Place in pan.

Prepare sugar sauce by mixing water, sugar, vanilla, butter, nutmeg, and mace and boiling for 1 minute. Let cool slightly. Pour over Apples. Bake in a 375F oven for 1 hour. Serve warm.

Serves 6.