Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Apple Dumplings!

Okay, I am totally sold on using leaf lard for pie crusts. It is so easy and the pastry dough rolls out like a dream - tons better than Crisco (not to mention healthier...)!

1 C. lard
1/2 C. boiling water
3 C. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt

Pour boiling water over room-temperature lard and mix. Then add the flour and salt and mix. Divide into about 12 balls of dough and roll each ball into a thin round on a well-floured cutting board.

12 small apples, peeled, spiraled and cored
Sugar (I use Turbinado)

Mix a good amount of cinnamon into about a cup of sugar. Roll each apple well in the sugar mix (my brothers say more sugar is better ;) ).

Place each apple on a pastry round, and gather the dough up around the entire apple. Pinch well to seal.

Place apples in a glass baking dish and bake at 350 degrees F for about 45 minutes (or until a fork poke shows that the apple is soft enough).

Serve with fresh cow cream :D


Krista M.V. said...

Yummy... :)

Sarah said...

:drool: I'm going to have to try that! :D

Garden of Glory said...

They are even better the day after ;) Yum!

Christi said...

Fresh honey, raw milk, and now apple dumplings... don't you think it's about time I come over again?! *laughing*

Sonia said...

oh goodness. literal goodness. Muuuuust trrrrry!

Garden of Glory said...

Ha ha, yeah, Christi, I eat well around here :) Despite the kale juice and rock-hard sourdough rye bread experiments ;)