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Sunday, November 07, 2010

Apple Dumplings

Apple dumplings fresh out of the oven
We had these apple dumplings when we ate supper at my mother-in-law's one night.  We loved them so much that I asked for a recipe. Surprisingly, it was easy to make, using ready-made dough.  I made it the very next day at home. Hubby was even surprised to find that orange juice makes a good flavor combination with apples!
Oranges and apples combination is surprisingly good!

2 cortland apples, peeled, cored and cut into quarters (to come up with 8 wedges)
1 tube of crescent rolls, divided into 8 parts (cut along the perforations)
1 cup orange juice
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp nutmeg

Boil together in a small saucepan the butter, orange juice and sugar.
Pre-heat oven to 350 deg F.
Wrap each apple wedge with the dough, place on a deep 9x9 baking dish.
Pour the mixture on top. Sprinkle with nutmeg and cinnamon.
Bake for 45 minutes.

It looks so unappealing, and yet...
My first piece

The apple wedges are practically melted by this time! It's like a citrusy applesauce.


  1. hello manang! am glad ur back! hope to use your recipes this pasko :)

  2. Welcome back, Manang! I missed you... hope whatever it was that took your time and attention is now over. I've just finished making the dough for the super soft ensaymada. I'll find out the results tomorrow. I'm excited!

  3. Hi there Lori,
    Funny, was just thinking of you yesterday and wondering if you were ever coming back. Missed you. Delighted to see you're back puttering about in the kitchen again.
    I might try this recipe when we get one of those chilly weekends in Montreal.

  4. Wow! Those are really easy to make. Hey thanks for sharing the recipe manang! :) Visiting you again. It's been a while.

  5. Hi Manang, I am so happy that you are back! I missed you. Holidays are here and I am ready to see what new recipes you are posting soon.

  6. Hi sharon, adin, and Mitzi,
    Thanks for dropping by. I have some recipes that are waiting to be shared...some photos/video and tips of recipes (not mine) that I tried...videos on sausage making...just finding time now to squeeze them into my unnecessarily busy schedule.

  7. You're back! Looking forward to your new posts Manang.

  8. Hi Lannie,
    Thanks! I just hope with my current ordeal with DHHS and the unnecessarily required counseling sessions (which eat up 2-3 hrs of my time 2-3 times a week), I will still find the time to cook/bake and post recipes here!

  9. glad to have you back, Manang! :) Hope all is well and good already! Happy thanksgiving in advance and happy holidays to your family! :)

  10. Hi Jam,
    We still have some issues with DHHS but I am glad for the chance to still spend the Holidays together as a family. It is a tensed season for us but we try to make it as normal as we possibly can.


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