Apple Dumplings & Brandy Sauce
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Apple Dumplings & Brandy Sauce

A tender butter crust, baked to a golden brown, surrounds these pecan filled apple dumplings smothered in a rich sauce.

6
servings
1 hr
PREP TIME
1 hr 35 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Dumplings

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup cold Land O Lakes® Butter

2/3 cup sour cream

6 medium tart cooking apples, cored, peeled

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup chopped pecans

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter softened

Milk

Sauce

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 cup Land O Lakes® Heavy Whipping Cream

2 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 tablespoon brandy  

 

 *Substitute 1 teaspoon brandy flavoring.

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 400°F. Grease 15x10x1-inch baking pan; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour and salt in bowl; cut in 1/2 cup butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in sour cream with fork until mixture forms ball.

  3. STEP 3

    Roll dough into 19x12-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Cut 1-inch strip off 19-inch end; reserve. Cut remaining dough into 6 (6-inch) squares. Place apple in center of each square.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine sugar, pecans and 2 tablespoons butter in bowl. Fill center of apple with 1 1/2 tablespoons mixture. Fold dough up around apple; seal seams well. Place onto prepared pan, seam-side down.

  5. STEP 5

    Brush dough with milk; prick dough with fork. Cut leaf designs out of reserved 1-inch strip of dough. Brush with milk; place onto wrapped apples. Bake 35-45 minutes or until apples are fork tender. Cover with aluminum foil, if crust is browning too quickly.

  6. STEP 6

    Combine all sauce ingredients in 1-quart saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, 3-4 minutes or until mixture comes to a full boil. Serve sauce over warm dumplings.

Nutrition

690Calories
37Fat (mg)
96Cholesterol (mg)
360Sodium (mg)
87Carbohydrates (g)
1Dietary Fiber
7Protein (g)

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  September 19, 2015

I make this once a year on Rosh Hashana (Jewish New Year) because apples is part of that tradition. Every year more and more people join in because of this recipe. This year I actually had to make them two nights to please the masses. If you do this recipe right, you will not only have a delicious dessert but a gorgeous (though temporary) table decoration. Double the sauce recipe as it is especially yummy and we always seem to run out.

— says Mara
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