Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Apple dumplings and microwave corn...

Well, Cliff took off 5 more dozen apples off of our apple tree in the front yard...what to do????
I remembered I had a recipe from a church group in Wisconsin that makes apple dumplings every year to sell.  So I got that recipe out and also decided to  cut the apples in half like another recipe I read recently.
To cut or not to cut ...that is the answer...

I went with cutting since it is suppose to decrease the cooking time...

Placed the cut halves in water to keep from discoloring,

rolled out the pastry, placed two halves on and filled with sugar & cinnamon and butter.
Placed in greased pan and poured sauce over and baked...

WELL...you can see what happened!!!
Most of the dumplings divided when cooked...
only two of six stayed together.
BUT, they did cook quicker than whole!!

Think I will go back to whole apples next year!!

Oh well, they will taste just yummy with a dollop of ice cream on top......

You may wonder why I am showing this photo?!?!?!?!?

It is one of my favorite kitchen items from my parent's house...and yes, it did get cooked on the stove burner...


Know this trick???...

Wrap corn on the cob in a WET paper towel and microwave for 5 minutes per ear.
Yum, yum!!!
A girlfriend taught me this about 30 years ago when she took a microwave cooking class and it taste better than boiled..
Try it!!!


  1. What a great tip on the corn. When our sweet corn gets ripe in the end of the month I will have to try this!!

  2. With ice cream who cares what they look like - as long as they are good. I will definitely be trying the microwave corn - soon. Judy C in NC

  3. That is the coolest trick. I'm going to try that as soon as the sweet corn is on.

    Thanks for sharing

  4. Thanks for showing how to fix corn in the microwave. I will try that next time.

  5. Those apples look delicious and I am going to have to try that corn cooked in a paper towel. :)


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