September 08, 2003

Someone's in the kitchen with Dinahhhhhhh...

Wonderful cheesecake recipes are popping up like mushrooms after a good rain. I can't compete with them (my wife won't let me post her super-secret killer cheesecake recipe), so I'll post something a little bit different. This is a great desert for chilly fall evenings, or as a treat after a day outside raking leaves.

Baked Apple Dumplings

Choose a crisp baking apple, such as pippin or Granny Smith.

2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/3 cup chopped walnuts

2 cups all-purpose flour
4 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons shortening
1 cup milk

6 medium baking apples, pared and cored

a little granulated sugar to sprinkle


1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
2. Mix together sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Set aside.
3. In a medium bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening with a pastry cutter, or blend rapidly with fingertips until dough resembles oatmeal.
4. Stir in milk. Mix to a smooth dough.
5. Turn dough onto floured board. Divide into 6 equal portions. Roll each portion until large enough to wrap around one apple. Make sure itÂ’s not too thick. Dust lightly with plain sugar.
6. Place each apple in center of individual dough, but do not wrap. Sprinkle reserved sugar mixture into the core of each apple.
7. Bring dough over each apple. Wet edges of dough to seal.
8. Place on lightly greased baking sheet. Bake in 350° F. oven until apples are tender and the dough is crispy, about 1/2 hour.

Serve plain, or with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. You can also drizzle caramel syrup over it all or with crushed peppermint candy over the ice cream.

Serves: 4 to 6

Posted by: Ted at 10:50 AM | category: Recipes
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1 Dinah is my cat
She's a funny little cat
The sweetest, furriest, purriest cat.
She's got silky ears
And big green eyes
And splendid whiskers of enormous size.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at September 08, 2003 12:17 PM (jtW2s)

2 Most of the Munuvians seem to be 'cat' people.

Posted by: Ted at September 08, 2003 04:10 PM (2sKfR)

3 I myself am more of a dog person. I am allergic to cats.

This recipe sounds delicious.

Posted by: Jennifer at September 08, 2003 04:21 PM (3ZCRn)

4 I'm just not tempermentally suited to a full-time cat around. We've got two dogs.

Posted by: Ted at September 08, 2003 07:45 PM (2sKfR)

5 Cats! Cats aplenty!


The real reason I'm commenting is your title.

I got a little overzealous with the dinner-preparation wine (not putting wine in dinner; drinking wine while preparing dinner), and continued to indulge through dinner.

Dishes were fun. I insisited on singing that whole song at the top of my lungs. I'm not sure Brian knew it.

I bet he'd recognize it now.

Fee, fi, fiddily i o...fee...


Posted by: hln at September 10, 2003 10:16 AM (CWwGn)

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