Baked Apple Dumplings

This is a great Christmas Eve treat for the kids. Use a variety of apple that you like, just make sure they aren't too big or they won't fit in the pastry crust. We prefer Gala or Jonagold, but just about anything with lots of flavor will do well. Serve the apples hot from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Yummy!

1 sheet Puff Pastry
4 medium apples, cored & peeled
1/2 c raisins, dried plums, or other dried chewy fruit snipped into raisin-sized pieces
1/8 c Brown Sugar
1/2 t Cinnamon
1/4 t Nutmeg

  1. Pre-Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Mix raisins, brown sugar, cinnamon, & nutmeg together in a small bowl.
  3. Unroll the puff pastry & slice into four pieces.
  4. Place an apple in the center of each piece.
  5. Spoon 1/4 of of the raisin mixture into the center of each apple.
  6. Moisten the edges of the pastry with water & fold the edges over the apples.
  7. Place dumplings in a baking dish & bake for about 40 to 45 minutes.
  8. Serve hot with ice cream.