Sunday, November 21, 2010

Apple Dumplings

Well, I almost never post recipes on here, but I found this one and just couldn't resist.
I found the recipe on A Year of Slow Cooking. My favorite crockpot blog.
She got the recipe from The Pioneer Woman blog.
I made my own wheat crescent recipes using my wheat from my food storage. I just ground the wheat in the wheat grinder on the finest grain setting. Then I used the recipe from
So, now to the goods:

4 tsp. dry yeast (2 pkgs.)
1 c. lukewarm water
1 tsp. honey
6 c. whole wheat flour, plus flour for rolling
1 egg, beaten
1/2 tsp. water
4 tbsp. sesame seeds (toasted 20 minutes at 200 degrees)
1 c. oil
3 tbsp. honey
2 tsp. salt
1 c. boiling water
2 eggs, beaten
1. Dissolve yeast in lukewarm water. Add 1 teaspoon honey.
2. In large bowl, mix oil, 3 tablespoons honey, salt and boiling water. When lukewarm, add 2 beaten eggs, then dissolved yeast. Gradually stir in flour, mixing well, but do not knead. Chill until firm. (Use a big bowl, it will more than double in the refrigerator.)
3. Divide dough into 3 parts and roll each one out on floured board in a large circle, as thin as possible. Brush with beaten egg mixed with 1/2 teaspoon water. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the surface. Cut the circle like a pizza into wedges about 2" wide at the outside. Roll each wedge toward the center. Dip top in egg mixture, then in sesame seeds. Place on oiled cookie sheet, leaving plenty of room for rising. Let rise in draft free place for 1 1/2 hours.
4. Bake at 425 degrees for 25 minutes until golden brown. Leftover rolls keep well in refrigerator. Yield: 4 dozen rolls.

Ok so how to assemble it all...

--2 granny smith apples (I actually rehydrated some of my apple slices from the cannery)
--1 stick of butter
--1 cup white sugar
--1 t vanilla
--1 t cinnamon
--1 cup Mountain Dew

The Directions.

Spray your crock insert with cooking spray.

If you are using the crescent rolls, roll out the little triangles and fill each one with an apple slice or two and roll it up.

If you are using the dough, do the same thing.

Pile the crockpot high with all of your little dumpling guys.

Melt the stick of butter in the microwave, and stir in the cup of sugar, and the cinnamon and vanilla. Pour over the dumplings, making sure to get down in the nooks and crannies.

Then add 1 cup of Mountain Dew, the same way---pour it over the top. It will make a delightful bubbly sound!

Prop lid open with a wooden spoon or chopstick and cook on high for 4-5 hours, or until the dough is brown and cooked through.

Instead of crockpotting, I put it in a 9x13 and cooked at 350 for 30-45 minutes.

I loved how the wheat contrasted the sweet nature of this recipe perfectly. The directions make it sound difficult, but it was an easy yummy treat! Hope you all enjoy!!


Natasha cooks cakes and bakes said...

this just sounds divine. Apples, love; dumplings, love! I like how you have put cinnamon in it, so many people just prefer the apple taste or despise cinnamon, but I think the cinnamon spice makes the flavour! This looks so tasty!
All the best, Natasha from the Rambles and Shambles blog.

Lauren said...

Oh, wow, those look delicious!

purabi naha said...

The dumplings look really yummy and you photographed it so well! Really looking forward to sharing a lot of recipes with you!!

Chele said...

Oh wow!! Totally my idea of heaven!