Today I am going to share a recipe that will be a perfect comfort food for these cold winter days. Not only that, it is so cute, I had to make it.
I've had this recipe for quite awhile! It comes from the 1991 Leisure Arts edition of Christmas Gifts of Good Taste. I don't know if you have any of these books, but they have a lot of good ideas and beautiful photographs of things that I rarely actually make. But, I do get inspired by them quite often sometimes do my own take on the idea. I have seen the picture of these Baked Apple Dumplings so many times and have wanted to make them. I have finally done it! (With a few variations.)
- Alicia thinks that our regular pie crust recipe would actually taste better than this butter crust.
- She also had a genius idea using my apple peeler, slicer. Why not peel, core and slice the apples, leaving them in the spiral apple shape. Then roll them in the pecan mixture, getting the sugary mix in between the spirals. Then, shape it back into the apple shape and stuff the middle with the filling as usual. you will get a lot more of that caramelized pecan filling throughout the entire dessert.
- These are really filling, one apple could definitely feed two people, with a scoop of ice cream on each.