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Woolworth's Apple Dumpling with Puff Pastry and Vanilla Custard Sauce

Started 1301894600.473 in Recipe Swap | Last reply 1303166692.43 by Beebee2

This is an oldie and a goodie, and oh so easy. It's really more of a Fall or Winter dessert, but while I was putting it in my files, I thought I'd share it here, also.

Woolworth’s Apple Dumpling with Puff Pastry and Vanilla Custard Sauce

16 puff pastry squares
16 apples, peeled and cored
8 oz sugar
1/8 oz cinnamon

Preheat oven to 380-400 deg F

Cut 10-inch by 15-inch puff pastry's into 16 equal squares. Each square will measure 5-inches by 5-inches. Drain apples. Place one apple in the center of each pastry square. Combine sugar and cinnamon. Place 1/2 ounce mixture into the cored cut-out center of each apple.

Brush edges of pastry with water. Cover apples with puff squares by lifting up each corner and place one corner on top of the other. Pinch dough with fingers to seal. Place apple dumplings on lightly greased sheet pans with folded corners up. Wash top and sides with egg wash.

Bake at 380 - 400 deg F oven for 15 to 20 minutes.

Makes 16

Vanilla Custard Sauce

4-oz box instant vanilla pudding mix
8 oz cold milk
3 c milk
2 oz raisins*
1/2 t vanilla.

*My note: Craisins or dried cherries are good, too

Dissolve pudding mix in cold milk. Heat remaining 3 c of milk to 185 deg F. Add pudding mix. Cook and stir until thick, about 8 minutes. Add raisins and vanilla.

Remove from heat. Place in stainless steel pot. Serve warm.

Yields 1 quart 4-oz sauce: (24) 1-oz ladles, or (18) 1 1/2-oz ladles.

Also good over bread pudding.

Published in the Lewiston, Maine - Sun Journal newspaper, Jun 5, 1995



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flbettyboop1301924610.41465 PostsRegistered 10/21/2010

This sounds yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing.

FBB

Beebee21301933970.164047 PostsRegistered 5/31/2009
On 4/4/2011 flbettyboop said:

This sounds yummy!!!! Thanks for sharing.

FBB

You're welcome, FBB. Enjoy! Smile

Tuskney1301936601.34848 PostsRegistered 3/1/2011

I was just talking about this last week!! An Aunt and Uncle would take me to Woolworth's for this special treat. I cannot wait to make this. Thanks so much!!

Beebee21302197073.9734047 PostsRegistered 5/31/2009
On 4/4/2011 Tuskney said:

I was just talking about this last week!! An Aunt and Uncle would take me to Woolworth's for this special treat. I cannot wait to make this. Thanks so much!!

That seems like quite a coincidence, given all the recipes we talk about here - amazing, really!

Thanks for responding, and I hope you really enjoy this old-fashioned delicious dessert!

sue-p1302234667.6232825 PostsRegistered 8/11/2008minnesota

Oh My Gosh, Beebee,

This sounds heavenly! I sure don't remember having anything this good at our Woolworth's! Thanks for posting the recipe.

I sure do remember going to the dime store, however. I loved to spend my weekly allowance there. It was one of my favorite places to find treasures. sue-p

sue-p

Beebee21302369863.864047 PostsRegistered 5/31/2009
On 4/7/2011 sue-p said:

Oh My Gosh, Beebee,

This sounds heavenly! I sure don't remember having anything this good at our Woolworth's! Thanks for posting the recipe.

I sure do remember going to the dime store, however. I loved to spend my weekly allowance there. It was one of my favorite places to find treasures. sue-p

I don't remember that ours did either. But, I only remember grilled cheese sandwiches at Woolworth's, that and the fact that the first $5.00 I earned babysitting went to buy a Monopoly game that we're still using. Smile

TN halfback1302737358.4932695 PostsRegistered 1/20/2008

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! My 78 yr. old Mom & I were talking about these a couple of weeks ago & how good they were. Our Woolworth's had only 1 woman that made them & when they were gone that was it for the day. Delicious! Many times we tried to figure out how the sauce was made. Mom was thrilled when I told her about this recipe. Will definitely make them.

Beebee21302755894.4834047 PostsRegistered 5/31/2009

TN Halfback, Ah great! That's one of the wonderful things about this forum. You never know when you'll 'strike gold'. I'm so pleased this will bring back some great memories for you and your mom.

springers1303163283.1576818 PostsRegistered 8/27/2008so cal

Thanks, how fun. I only remember having sundaes at my Woolworths

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Miami Spic­es1303163917.60748 PostsRegistered 6/18/2010

I am not good in math, but do you mean 6 squares and 6 apples?

You cannot cut 16- 5 inch squares from a 10 x 15 inches sheet of puff pastry.

Thanks for the recipe.

Arley1303165067.633513 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Does anyone have the cheesecake recipe from Woolworths?? I think it may have had knox gelatin in it. It was very light and had pineapple in it!! I loved it!!!

Arley

OldFoogey1303165165.561957 PostsRegistered 4/20/2007

{#emotions_dlg.thumbup} Yummy, this sounds good any time of year!!!!

Beebee21303166692.4234047 PostsRegistered 5/31/2009
On 4/18/2011 Miami Spices said:

I am not good in math, but do you mean 6 squares and 6 apples?

You cannot cut 16- 5 inch squares from a 10 x 15 inches sheet of puff pastry.

Thanks for the recipe.

Miami Spices, you must be right. I didn't do the math, but what you say makes sense.

I'm sorry I didn't catch it. I had copied it for my files, but it was incorrect.

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