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Puff pastry is a go-to favorite of bakers in a hurry. In this comforting dessert, it is simply wrapped around cored apples and baked until golden brown and crispy.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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prep:
30 mins
bake:
30 mins
total:
60 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Unfold puff pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll pastry into a 14-inch square. Using a knife, cut pastry into four 7-inch squares. Set aside.

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  • Preheat oven to 375F. Peel and core apples. If necessary, trim bottoms of apples so they stand upright. Place an apple in the center of each pastry square. In a small bowl stir together sugar and cinnamon; spoon into centers of apples.

  • In another small bowl beat egg and the water with a fork. Moisten the edges of the pastry squares with egg mixture; fold corners to center over apples. Pinch to seal, pleating and folding pastry along seams as necessary. Place dumplings in a 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Using a pastry brush, brush dumplings with egg mixture.

  • Bake dumplings, uncovered, in the preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden. (Test for doneness by sticking the tip of a paring knife into a dumpling.) Meanwhile, combine caramel topping and pecans in a microwave-safe 2-cup glass measure; microwave, uncovered, on 100-percent power (high) for 30 to 60 seconds or until heated through, stirring once. Serve dumplings warm with sauce. Makes 4 dumplings.

Tips

Apple Dumplings with Cranberry-Sour Cream Filling: Prepare apples as above, except omit the cinnamon and sugar. In a small bowl combine 2 tablespoons sour cream, 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar, 2 tablespoons dried cranberries, 2 tablespoons chopped toasted pecans, and, if desired, 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel. Fill apples with sour cream mixture.

Nutrition Facts

567 calories; fat 28g; cholesterol 53mg; saturated fat 1g; carbohydrates 77g; insoluble fiber 5g; protein 5g; vitamin a 145.8IU; vitamin c 6.5mg; sodium 362mg; calcium 151.5mg; iron 1.1mg.
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