|Baked apple dumplings with candy eyes |
(photo by Elsie Park)
BAKED APPLE DUMPLING MUMMIES by Elsie Park
Pastry for one-crust pie (can also use store-bought dough):
1 cup flour
1/4 teaspoon salt (can double this is using unsalted butter)
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cold butter (I use salted butter)
2-3 tablespoons cold water
Mix flour and salt in medium bowl then cut cold butter into it using pastry cutter until it resembles find crumbs. Add water and mix and mash with a fork until a nice dough forms. Cover and set aside.
3 medium apples of choice (I like to use Yellow Delicious, Gala, or Fuji)
Mixture of ~1/4 cup sugar and ~ 1-2 teaspoons cinnamon to taste
Raisins or candy eyes (usually found in the baking section of the store by the sprinkles)
Divide pie crust dough into three equal portions. Roll separate portions out on lightly-floured surface to 1/8th-inch thickness. Peel and core apples. Place one apple in center of each dough section. Fill each apple center cavity to the top with cinnamon/sugar mixture. Wrap each apple up in the dough, overlapping edges just enough to pinch together and seal. Tear off excess dough and roll out again to 1/8th-inch thickness. Cut into strips with knife or pizza cutter and lightly wrap around your apple dumpling, making your mummy.
If using raisins for the eyes, you may place them into the dough before baking (or after if you prefer), pushing them in so they fit securely. If using candy eyes, do not place on dumplings until after they are baked (I don't know how candy eyes fair in hot ovens). Place dumplings in baking dish. Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for an hour until crust starts to look golden on top. Remove from oven. Place apples on individual plates/bowls and drizzle with the apple syrup that came out of the dumplings during baking and pooled in the bottom of the pan. Serve warm with ice cream or whipped cream if desired. Enjoy!
|Dumplings with raisin eyes. My husband said they didn't look as cute as the candy eyes.|
(photo by Elsie Park)
|The mini blackberry mummy pie I made with the leftover crust (with candy eyes placed after baking).|
(Photo by Elsie Park)
Other things we did this year:
|Crispy rice ghosts with frosting and candy eyes (Photo by Elsie Park)|
Crispy rice treat recipe here:
|Jack-o-Oranges: Faces drawn onto mandarin oranges with Sharpie pen (Photo by Elsie Park)|
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM OUR HOUSE TO YOURS!