With apple harvests just around the corner, I am already craving apple pie, apple sauce and delicious apple dumplings! Not able to wait, I picked up some grocery store apples and made some rustic apple dumplings that were soooooo good. And, as long as you can make a decent pie crust, these are a cinch to put together.
Preheat oven to 350 and grease a casserole large enough for 4 apples.
pie crust dough for 2 crusts
4 apples, cored and peeled
8 tablespoons of butter
6 tablespoons cinnamon sugar
Roll out pie crust dough into 4 circles large enough to wrap apples. Place apple in center of each circle of dough. Fill core of each apple with one tablespoon butter and 1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar. Wrap dough up sides and top of each apple, sealing well. Place apples in casserole. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar.
Make sauce by placing remaining butter in sauce pan. Melt and then add 3/4 cup of brown sugar and 1/2 cup of water. Bring just to a boil. Remove from heat and pour over apple dumplings. Bake for 1 hour. You may want to occasionally baste dumplings with sauce during baking.
Serve warm and enjoy!