Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Hot Apple Dumplings

2 Granny Smith apples
1 lemon
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 canned buttermilk biscuits
4 teaspoons ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Peel, core and slice the apples vertically into 8 slices each. Squeeze the lemon into a bowl of water and add the apple slices to keep from turning brown.

In a medium saucepan, mix 1 cup water, 3/4 cup of the sugar, the butter and vanilla. Bring the sugar mixture to a boil over medium heat.

Separate each biscuit into 2 layers. Wrap a biscuit layer around a slice of apple, stretching the biscuit slightly to overlap, and seal on the bottom. Place the wrapped slices, sealed-side down, in a 9- by 12- by 2-inch casserole dish. Pour the hot sugar mixture over the apple slices. Mix the remaining 1/4 cup sugar with the cinnamon and sprinkle the mixture over the tops of the wrapped apples. Bake until golden brown, 35 minutes.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Caramel Apple Sheet Cake with Caramel Frosting (13 X 9)


2 eggs
1 cup  Vegetable Oil
1 3/4 cups sugar
2 1/2 cups  Self-Rising Flour
3 cups apples, peeled and chopped
1 cup chopped pecans
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

Preparation Directions:

1. Heat oven to 300º F. Spray a 13x9-inch baking pan. In large bowl, beat eggs. Add oil and sugar; stir until well blended. Stir in remaining cake ingredients; blend thoroughly. Pour batter into pan. Bake at 300º F. for 1 hour 10 minutes or until cake begins to pull away from sides of pan. Cool.

Caramel Frosting


1/3cup butter
2/3cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/3cup milk
3cups powdered sugar
1teaspoon vanilla extract
Pecan halves (optional)


Preparation Directions

1.MELT butter in saucepan over medium-low heat. Stir in brown sugar; cook and stir 2 minutes. Add milk, continue cooking until mixture boils, stirring constantly.
2.REMOVE from heat; gradually stir in powdered sugar. Add vanilla; blend well. Spread over cooled cake. If frosting gets too thick, add a little more milk; blend well. Garnish with pecan halves, if desired.