Mrs. Huckabee’s Apple Dumplings

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On our apple tour last week, Joy and I learned that Stemilt’s Director of Fieldstaff, Jeff, grew up in Brewster, the same small north central Washington town where I went to junior high. Wow, what a small world!

In honor of that little connection, I decided to make a batch of Mrs. Huckabee’s Apple Dumplings – because this recipe comes from Brewster, too.

Soon after we moved into our house there, which happened to be surrounded on all sides by apple orchards, our neighbor, Mrs. Huckabee, brought us a pan of these delicious apple pastries. This yummy recipe has been enjoyed by my family ever since. The original version calls for Oleo (do they even make that anymore?) and shortening. My version uses all butter, and I must admit, there is a lot of butter in this recipe. And sugar. And be warned… these are so gooey and sweet and apple-y. You probably won’t be able to eat just one.

For a nice contrast with the sweet, cinnamon flavored sauce, choose a tart apple with lots of flavor.

Like this recipe? You might also like these:
Buttermilk Apple Cake
Mom’s Apple Pie
Individual Apple Fritter Bread Pudding

Mrs. Huckabee's Apple Dumplings
 
Shredded apple is rolled into a flaky biscuit dough then baked in a cinnamon sugar syrup. What a treat!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8-10
Ingredients
  • FOR THE SYRUP:
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • FOR THE BISCUIT DOUGH:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup butter
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ cup buttermilk (a little more if needed)
  • FOR THE FILLING:
  • 4 apples, peeled and shredded
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, cut into small pieces
  • 4 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
Instructions
  1. PREHEAT the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. MAKE THE SYRUP.
  3. To make the syrup, combine the sugar, water, butter and cinnamon in a medium sauce pan. Bring to a boil and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat to cool.
  4. MAKE THE BISCUIT DOUGH.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine. Cut in the butter with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture forms small crumbs. Stir in the buttermilk to form a dough. If the dough doesn't pull together, add just enough additional buttermilk until you can form a ball. Try not to overwork the dough.
  6. ROLL OUT THE DOUGH.
  7. On a lightly floured board, pat out the dough into a rectangle, then use a rolling pin to roll it out into a 15" x 12" rectangle.
  8. ADD THE FILLING.
  9. Combine the shredded apple with 4 Tbsp. of sugar and 1 tsp. of cinnamon and toss well to combine. Spread the apples over the biscuit dough and top with the butter pieces.
  10. Roll the dough up jelly-roll style and slice into 1-1/2" pieces.
  11. ASSEMBLE.
  12. Place the pieces in a square pan, cinnamon roll style (they will be touching each other slightly). Pour the syrup over the top. The rolls will almost float in the syrup.
  13. BAKE. Place the pan on a baking sheet to catch any drips.
  14. Bake at 400 degrees for 35 to 40 minutes until most of the syrup has been absorbed and the dough is nicely browned and crisp on the edges.
  15. Let cool for at least 10 minutes before serving. Serve hot or cold. This is delicious with vanilla ice cream.

 

 

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