Caramel Apple Dumplings

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Servings: 4
READY IN
55mins
Ingredients
  • DUMPLINGS
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 4 medium cooking apples (Golden Delicious or Jonathan)
  • 4 tablespoons brown sugar or 4 tablespoons Splenda brown sugar blend
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar or 1 teaspoon Splenda sugar substitute
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon lemon juice, for apples in case they start to turn brown
  • SAUCE
  • 1⁄2 cup prepared caramel ice cream topping
  • 1⁄3 cup toasted chopped pecan halves
  • Cool Whip (optional)
  • vanilla ice cream (optional)
Directions
  • Dumplings:
  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Thaw and unfold puff pastry.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll the pastry into a 16" square.
  • Cut with a knife into 4 equal pieces.
  • Peel and core apples.
  • Trim the bottoms so the apples sit flat.
  • Place 1 apple in the center of each square.
  • Use 1/4 teaspoon of lemon juice if apples start to trun brown.
  • Mix together the brown sugar or brown-sugar splenda, butter or margarine and cinnamon.
  • Spoon into apples.
  • Beat the egg and water together in a small bowl.
  • Moisten the edge of the pastry with the mixture.
  • Bring the pastry up around the apple, pleating the pastry as needed to form a seal.
  • Place the dumplings in an ungreased 9x13 inch baking dish.
  • Brush them with remaining egg mixture, sprinkle with granulated sugar or splenda.
  • Bake for 35 minutes until golden brown.
  • When ready to serve; heat the caramel sauce and the toasted pecans.
  • Place a warm dumpling on a serving plate and drizzle the sauce over the top.
  • Garnish with cool-whip or vanilla ice cream, if desired.