Sunday, August 1

Crock Pot Apple Dumpling Pie

If you haven't noticed lately, it's hot outside. Not only is it hot outside but it has been incredibly hard for us to keep our apartment cool without paying a fortune in electricity. Our new apartment seemed awesome with it's big windows letting so much natural light in..that is until we got our first electricity bill and about had a heart attack. We immediately put an energy saving plan in place and have stuck with it quite well! Fans, light omitting curtains, energy efficient light bulbs, and unfortunately I have decided to stop using the oven. :( I thought at first, this will be an adventure! It will expand my creativity level beyond relying on the oven and I will learn new cooking techniques, blah blah blah... I MISS MY OVEN!!! It has only been two weeks and I feel like its been a century. I almost broke down this past weekend so I could make a dessert for my father in law's birthday. We had a couple of visitors over (p's parents!) and I wasn't going to let them leave without me cooking something that's for sure! I decided that the oven was going to have to be used...much to my surprise, I got creative at the last moment (the morning they were coming!) and used my crock pot for a fun apple dumpling dessert. I was scared, nervous, and very unsure of how it would turn out but it turned out great!! Save some energy yourself and give this interesting recipe a try!

Crock Pot Apple Dumpling Pie

Pie Filling: *you could use canned pie filling but I wasn't having that! I made homemade apple pie filling!
3 braeburn apples- pealed, cored, and sliced
2 tsp lemon juice
1 cup water
2 tbs corn starch
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 c sugar

Dumpling Dough:
2 1/2 Cups Flour
1/2 Cup Granulated Sugar
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp Salt
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
2/3 Cup Butter
2/3 Cup Buttermilk
2 Tbs Cornstarch mixed with 1/2 Cup Water
2 tsp Vanilla Extract
1 Tbs Sugar mixed with 1 tsp Cinnamon, for topping.
1. Make the apple filling by tossing the apples with the lemon juice, and set aside. Combine the other ingredients in a medium sauce pan and bring to a boil. Add the apples and bring to boil again. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes.
2.  Combine all the dry ingredients of the cake and mix well. Add all of the liquid ingredients and fold the batter until just combined. The batter should be thick and nearly dough-like, as this will prevent the filling from sinking to the bottom of the crock pot.
3. Spray the inside of the crock pot with oil. Spread half of the dough in the bottom of the crock pot.
4. Poor apple filling on top of the bottom layer.
5. Dump globs of the remaining dough on top.
6. Sprinkle top with cinnamon, sugar mixture.
7. Cook with lid on, low heat for about 8 hrs or until the dough on top feels done!

1 comment:

  1. I think I might have to try this! Scott LOVES apple pie :) miss you friend


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