National Apple Dumpling Day

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ST. CHARLES, MO (KTVI) – It’s National Apple Dumpling Day! The dessert is as American as apple pie. Carol Hurst, from Olde Town Spice Shoppe, shows Tim Ezell a unique and delicious recipe that makes cinnamon dumplings with a hat.

Apple Dumplings with a Hat

For each apple:

1 tsp maple syrup powder
1 tsp honey powder (or sugar or brown sugar)
2 tsp Vietnamese cinnamon
1 pat of butter
prepared piecrust (homemade or refrigerated)
eggwash (one egg whipped with 1 tbl water or milk)

Roll out piecrust and cut out a 3” circle with the top of a glass. This will be the topper for the dumpling. Also cut a small leaf out of the pie crust.

Rub butter in the bottom of an oven-safe pan.

Core the apple, then peel.

Mix the powders: maple syrup, honey, and cinnamon. Roll the apple in the powder. Set on the prepared pan and add a pat of butter and any remaining powder to the center. Top with piecrust topper and brush with egg wash. Then add the piecrust leaf and brush again.

Place in a 425 degree oven for approximately 40 minutes- or until the apple feels soft when poked with a knife tip.

Substitutions: If liquid maple syrup is used, drizzle the syrup on the outside of the apple. Can use white or brown sugar in place of the honey powder.

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