Monday, August 18, 2008

Give It a Blue Ribbon

Two weeks ago we received our new cookbooks: "Coming Home with Gooseberry Patch" . These Gooseberry Patch cookbooks are just as lovely as last year's batch! What's great about these is that the recipes are easy to read, plus they have fantastic pictures! Since our County Fair is this week - we thought that we would feature this recipe:

First-Place Apple Dumplings

2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
2-3 tablespoons cold water
6 tart apples, cored and peeled
1/2 cup sugar
1 - 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon


Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl; cut in shortening to a cornmeal consistency. Stir in water. Roll out dough on a floured surface; cut into 6 squares large enough to cover apples. Set an apple in the center of each square. Mix together sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Bring sides of dough together to cover apples; press to seal.

Place seam side down in a greased 13" x 9" baking pan. Pour cinnamon syrup over dumplings. Bake at 500 degrees for 5-7 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees; bake for an additional 35-40 minutes, until golden and apples are tender. Makes 6 dumplings.

2 cups water
1 cup sugar
4 teaspoons butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Combine ingredients in a small saucepan over medium heat; cook and stir until sugar dissolves.

Enjoy your day!
Karla & Karrie


Melissa said...

That looks scrumptious and the cookbook sounds wonderful, too.


Darlene said...

That looks and sounds wonderful....I LOVE those Gooseberry Patch cookbooks.

Jan and Tom's Place said...

mmmmmmm...that looks yummy!!

Thanks for your prayers!


Liz said...

Now THAT is my kind of recipe. :) Looks delicous!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

That recipe looks yummy. I'll have to try it out. Jackie

Lisa B. said...

The book looks beautiful and the dumplings very yummy!


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