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Warm Apple Non-Dumpling Recipe

Well, in trying to make some nice warm apple dumplings the other day I ended up with something a little different, not what I intended, but I think it was better. 🙂 Basically all I did was peel & slice up some apples, added things to them and cooked them for a few minutes. Then I made some biscuit dough and baked it all together, but there’s a little more specific recipe below. Serve it nice and warm – great for the fresh cool weather!!

I doubled the recipe for the dough and used twice as many apples as in the recipe below-it made a 10X14 glass baking dish.

The recipe below is a single dough recipe, and about half of the apples I used, it should work well in a 9X13 dish.

For the apples:

peel and slice about 6-8 medium apples
add about 1/2 cup applesauce
3/4 cup sugar (more or less depending on tartness of apples – mine weren’t very tart)
1 Tbs cornstarch
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp salt or 1 Tbs lemon juice

You could cook them in a pan for a few minutes, but I put them in the microwave for 2-3 minutes, stirred them and let them sit while I made the biscuit dough.

Basic buttermilk biscuit dough recipe:

1/2 cup shortening
2 cups flour
1 Tbs sugar
2 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
3/4 to 1 cup buttermilk

Cut shortening into dry ingredients until it’s like fine breadcrumbs. Stir in buttermilk until dough leaves sides of bowl. Divide in two pieces. Turn each on lightly floured surface and knead about 10 times (I don’t knead it that much) and roll to 1/2 inch thick, or less, close to the shape of your baking dish.

I then lightly greased the bottom of a glass baking dish and then placed one piece of dough in the bottom, poured the apple mixture over it and then layed the other dough piece over it. Bake about 15-20 minutes at 450 degrees – or until dough is browned on top. From my experience, the dough needs to bake hot and fast in order to turn out right. Test with toothpick in center to make sure dough is done.

Anyway, wish I’d have gotten a picture – it was beautiful when it was done, and even my picky father-in-law ate it.