There aren’t a lot of desserts that are appropriate all year round.
After all, in the heat of July, you might be totally focused on refreshing ice creams and sorbets, while the depths of winter are all about rich and cozy-warm treats, like this decadent caramel-coated apple crisp.
That said, I’ve always thought that there are a few variations on the classic apple-based recipe that are perfect any old time of the year. After all, lots of us eat plain apple pie hot at Thanksgiving, and enjoy the same dessert cool at a Fourth of July picnic.
In fact, apple pie would be a perfect spring and summer dessert, if it weren’t for one detail holding it back: portability. A slice of crumbly pie can be messy; if only there were a self-contained way to bring apple pieanywhere.
Well, now the wait is over. With this delicious recipe for apple dumplings, you’ll get all the sweet flavor of apple pie or baked apples, without the mess!
Check out the recipe below and print to make these at home!
1 cup apple juice
1 cup water
1 cup brown sugar
4 Tbsps. butter
1/4 cup cinnamon
2 premade pie crusts
Ice cream, to garnish
For the glaze, combine apple juice, water, and brown sugar. Heat and mix thoroughly, then set aside.
Peel and core apples, then slice in half. Set aside.
Divide butter into 4 even portions, then roll each cube in cinnamon until fully coated.
Roll out premade pie crusts, and divide each in half.
Take half of one pie crust, and place half an apple on top.
Place 1 piece of butter into the hollow of the apple. Wrap the apple securely in pie crust.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each apple.
Place them in a glass baking dish, then drizzle with the glaze.
Bake 35 minutes at 425 °F.
Serve hot, with ice cream to garnish. Enjoy!
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