British Recipes > East Anglian Apple Dumplings

How to make East Anglian apple dumplings:
This traditional dish is not strictly speaking a dumpling recipe since the apples are encased in shortcrust pastry. this would however make a delicious and very substantial dessert.


6 cooking apples, large and regular in shape
3 tablespoons brown sugar
enough sultanas to fill the centres of the apples
shortcrust pastry
(see measure conversions for more information)


- Peel and core the apples.
- Roll out the pastry and cut into 6 rounds.
- Put an apple in the centre of each round of pastry and fill the centre of each apple with sultanas and sugar.
- Gather the pastry up and seal around the apples.
- Put the pastry-covered apples onto a greased baking tray and cook at 425 degrees F (see temperature conversions) until golden, then reduce temperature and cook until apples are tender.