My mom used to make these, but I hadn't thought of them in ages, until someone recently posted a recipe for Apple Dumplings. Their recipe wasn't quite the same thing, but it reminded me, so I asked mom to share the recipe. First she had to find it, because it doesn't sound like she'd made them in a while.
Once I got the recipe, it took me a while to actually make it, but I finally made some of these last week. Yep, they're just as good as I remember. Tender apples rolled in crust and swimming in cinnamon sugar syrup. What's not to love?
Optionally for the syrup - there will most likely be liquid left in the bottom of your apple bowl, so use that. It already has sugar in it, so you can reduce the sugar to 1 cup and also reduce your boiling water so the total liquid equals 2-1/2 cups.
While this is really good just the way it is, I am thinking of adding some lemon juice and lemon zest to the syrup next time I make it. Not a lot, just enough to add a little touch of sharpness or zing.
Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream and some of the syrup drizzled on top. Yum!
I'm pretty sure I need to make this more often!