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Apples Dumplings for 1 or 2

There were two apples just sitting in the fruit bin calling out my name as I walked by.  They said "buy us, we'd make a really good baked apple..."  So I picked up the perfectly shaped red fruit and headed to the check out line.  After a light supper (we still just "sup" at our house)  I rummaged through the pantry and freezer to find ingredients that compliment the apple flavor.  I pulled out a Pillsbury ready crust, some chopped pecans, Carmel bits, cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar.  I really wanted raisins or dried cranberries, but there weren't any.  I love the smell of baked apples almost as much as the taste.  So does hubs.  The nice thing about this recipe is that I could make just two for us.
I trimmed the crust from this cicle out of the box to a smaller square.

Pour the last of the brown sugar syrup over the dumpling & serve
Baked Apple Dumpling for 1 or more
Pre-heat oven 375 F.
For each apple, cut a square about 8" from pie crust.
Core the apple and cut a little off the top to make a funnel shape.
Sit the apple in the middle of the crust square.
Sprinkle a little cinnamon and nutmeg in the core opening of the apple.
Push a few Carmel bits into the core opening of the apple and a pinch of chopped nuts.
Pull the crust up and around the apple.  Press the seams tightly closed but leave an opening at the top to allow the apple to vent.
Place the apple(s) in a baking dish.  No need to grease the dish.
Make a basting liquid with 4 or 5 Tablespoons of brown sugar and about the same amount of water. Pour some over the pastry covered apple.  Baste with the brown sugar liquid a couple of times while it bakes.
Bake 375 F 50-60 minutes.  The crust will be golden brown and the smell will be divine.

If you have them, and if there's space, you can alternately add a few raisins or dried cranberries with the Carmel bits, or instead of the Carmel - or try substituting 2 or 3 mini marshmallows instead of the Carmel. 

1 kind act:  make  an extra baked apple for hubs lunch tomorrow. It's the least I could do since he made the supper. :-)

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