Harvest Dumplings

Up tp 12 Servings
  • Preheat oven 375°
  • Dumpling Dough
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk
  1. Sift dry ingredients together, cut in the shortening with a pastry blender. Add milk and kneed dough until mixed; do not overwork the dough. Roll out to ½” thickness and cut into 7” squares.
    5-6 Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and chopped ⅓ cup pecans, medium chopped ⅓ cup currents or raisins ⅓ cup chopped dried cranberries
  2. Step 2 Mix all fruit together to create harvest filling. Place ¾ cup filling into each pastry square. Pull up corners and make small dumpling, being careful not to break the dough crust. The finished top will not be smooth, it’s a dumpling!
    5 cups boiling water 1 cup Gioia Luisa Lemoncello 1⅔ cup sugar ½ cup butter 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  3. In sauce pan, bring above syrup ingredients to a simmer, about 5 minutes. Cool.
  4. Pour ¾ of the sauce into roasting pan. Place dumplings on top of the syrup and then pour remaining syrup over top. Don’t worry about all the liquid, it will be soaked up and the excess will become a fabulous sauce!
    Bake 40-45 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream or whipping cream on top! Plating Each dumpling can serve 2 unless you are really hungry.


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