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It’s Monday and a great day it’s going to be!

 This weekend, was filled with all sorts of fall fun.  I’m not a fan of halloween, never have been however, I have always tried to give our children an alternative so they’re not left out.  This year, we had a bonfire, watched  some football that we had DVR’d, chili dogs, S’Mores and apple dumplings.  I also make them fall baskets, filled with some homemade goodies, candy and small fun gifts.  You can read about that {HERE}!

Today tho, I want to share with you my apple dumpling recipe!  This recipe is from a cook book that was given to me by a dear friend’s mother over 27 years ago.  I love this cookbook because it’s a compilation of 1st place Blue Ribbon recipes from state fairs across the nation.  The recipes from this book never disappoint!

It has become a treasured item to me….I all but have a melt down if I misplace it and can’t find’s just that special.  I thought I’d try to create a link on Amazon for you to purchase your very own copy too, however after checking it out, apparently it falls in the antique category and if you can find a used one, they start at $115.00 a copy.  So no link for you! 🙂


Look!  Even the binding is coming apart…it really gets used!

The poor pages are so worn….I write notes and obviously spill ingredients onto it.

Below I am sharing that Apple Dumpling recipe from the ANTIQUE cookbook! Enjoy!

Let’s get to this week’s menu line up shall we:


  1.  Honey-Lime Chicken
  2.  White Chicken Enchiladas 
  3. Patty Melts
  4. Parmesan Crusted Pork Chops
  5. Korean Beef
  6. Slow Cooker Pot Roast
  7. Chicken Tater Tot Casserole

Blue Ribbon Apple Dumplings

Blue Ribbon Apple Dumplings


  • 6 apples
  • 2 c. Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 2 tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1/4 c. Shortening
  • 1/2 c. Milk
  • Sauce:
  • 2 c. Sugar
  • 2 c. Water
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. Nutmeg
  • 1/4 c. Butter


  1. Preheat oven to 375* Peel and core apples! Sift together flour, salt, baking powder; cut in shortening. Add milk all at once, stir until combined...don't overwork! Roll to 1/4" thick; cut into 5" squares. Arrange apples on squares, then sprinkle sugar, and cinnamon over top and place a dot of butter into core space. Fold corners to center; pinch edges together. Place 1" apart on baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Brush with milk or egg wash and sprinkle sugar and cinnamon on top. Bake for 35 minutes.
  2. In a saucepan combine; sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter. Bring to a boil and cook stirring continuously until sugar is dissolved.
  3. I use a mixture of instant clear jel and sugar to thicken it a bit.
  4. Pour over baked dumplings and add a scoop of ice cream!
  5. Submitted by Blue Ribbon winner; Mrs. Martin L. Barron, Columbus, Ohio, Ohio State Fair
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