Wednesday, October 28, 2009

7-Up Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings just scream fall comforting desserts to me. Although I'm not an apple dessert fan, per say, I do like apple dumplings once or twice a year.

This happens to be one of my husbands favorite desserts. When I found this recipe at Annie's Recipes, I knew that I had to try it. The recipes on this website are all pretty simple to make and most of them use basic, every day ingredients. I'm adding it to the Cooking with Alicia & Annie Blog Event for October.

True to that statement, here's the simple ingredients and the directions to this recipe: (my changes in bold). This recipe seemed to be a little jumbled up but with my additions and changes, the apple dumplings turned out beautifully.

7-Up Apple Dumplings

2 (10 oz.) bottles of 7-Up
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 1/2 c. sugar
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 c. butter - the recipe calls for butter but does not include the amt. in the ingredients. I add this
2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
3/4 c. shortening
1/2 c. milk - I subbed 1/4 c. vanilla yogurt + 1/4 c. water, stirred together
1/4 c. butter - you will need extra butter but probably not this much -directions on what I did below in recipe.
6 med. apples - my apples were on the small-to barely medium size and worked well- much bigger and there wouldn't have been enough dough to cover them.
7 TBSP sugar + 1 tsp cinnamon to sprinkle on apples - I used 4 TBSP sugar and 1 TBSP cinnamon


In a saucepan combine 7-Up, sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until sugar dissolves.

Add butter (amt. above added by me) and stir until melted. Set aside.

Pare and core 6 apples, leaving apple whole.

Sift flour, salt, baking powder.

Cut in shortening.

Add milk and stir until moistened.

Roll out and cut into 6" to 7" squares. Place apple in center of each square.

Combine 7 tablespoons sugar and 1 teaspoon cinnamon. Sprinkle about 1 teaspoon in center of each apple.

Dot each with 2 teaspoons butter. (I cut 2 TBSP butter into 3 equal pieces and stuck one piece into the center of each apple.)

Fold corners of pastry over apple and pinch edges.

Arrange in 9"x13" baking dish.

Dot with 3 tablespoons butter. -I didn't do this step.

Pour 7-Up syrup over all.

Bake in 425 degree oven for 35 minutes.- Mine were done in 30 minutes.

It smells so good in our house! I wish that you could click on a button and smell it!

Linking up with:

Gooseberry Patch: Fall's Favorite Fruits


Mini Baker said...

those look like puffy, fluffy delightfulness! YUMMM! Just found your blog and I'm so glad I did :)
-Mini Baker

Tami said...

Thank you so much! Thanks for stopping by to say "Hi"

Brenda said...

Hi Tami...Just wanted to pop over and check out your blog...Thanks for stopping by mine...

I'm loving your recipes...Hope all is well in your household...Hugs...

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