Apple dumpling

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Apple dumpling
An apple dumpling served with vanilla ice cream
Type Pastry
Course Dessert
Place of origin United States
Main ingredients Dough, apples, cinnamon, sugar, sometimes raisins
Cookbook: Apple dumpling  Media: Apple dumpling

An apple dumpling is a pastry filled with apple, cinnamon and occasionally raisins. Apples are peeled and cored, placed on a portion of dough, then filled with cinnamon, butter and sugar. Then the dough is folded over the apples and the dumplings are baked until tender.

Apple dumplings are a native food[citation needed] in the northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania. A very common recipe among the Pennsylvania Dutch, it is often eaten as a breakfast item, but they are also a very common dessert item after meals. It's also popular to eat them with ice cream or in milk.

In the UK a suet pastry is often used, although shortcrust is also common. A filling of dates, sultanas or raisins is often inserted into the cavity left by removal of the core, and dark sugar is popular there too.

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