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If you find yourself with a glut of apples this fall, try making apple dumplings. Both sweet and savory apple dumplings are a delicious way to celebrate the apple harvest, but the ultimate apple dumpling recipe to try this fall takes a page from the classic pairing of apple pie and cheddar cheese.Cheddar-Apple Dumpling recipe will make you thinking apple pie who? Use store-bought pie crust for an easy fix to homemade pie dough or you can make your own simple two-ingredient dumpling dough.
All you need is 3 cups all-purpose flour and ¾ cup water. In a large bowl, add the flour and make a well. Pour the water in the well, and using a fork slowly incorporate the flour and water. Continue to add flour until a soft dough has formed; you may not need all of the flour. Knead the dough for about 7 minutes, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Then, divide the dough into 1-inch round balls. Place the divided dough piece in the palm of your hand, and flatten the dough to form the outside of the dumpling. Place on a floured work surface. Add about a tablespoon of filling (found here) to each dumpling, and fold in half. Pinch the edges to seal.
To cook the dumplings, coat a large skillet in vegetable oil. Heat over medium-high heat. Add the dumplings to the pan, working in batches to not overcrowd the pan. Cook the dumplings for 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Once all the dumplings are browned, turn off the heat and return all of the dumplings to the pan. Add enough water to the pan to just cover the dumplings, and cover with a lid. Steam the dumplings for 4 to 5 minutes or until done.
Enjoy this Cheddar-Apple dumpling a la mode or with caramel sauce for a sweet and savory treat.
Angela Carlos is the Cook Editor at The Daily Meal. Find her on Twitter and tweet @angelaccarlos.