Monday, September 28, 2009

Fall-ing in Love!

Fall where we live is probably the most glorious season! Here is some early proof:

My first attempt at Apple Dumplings.**

All prettied up with vanilla ice cream--yumm!

An evening stroll around our land.

The cutest little bundle of all!!!

Ben and I were bringing up the rear, holding hands while the grandparents did the real work this loop around. ;)

**Added September 29: For all of those curious about the dumplings, I just linked to the recipe I used above. I cheated and used Pillsbury pie crusts from the refrigerated section of the grocery store, and in the comments on allrecipes, I followed this one for the sauce, because it sounded better to me--

I've made these a couple of times w/ a ready-made crust & homemade. A little involved to make but both looked impressive and were DELICIOUS. Sauce could be improved, instead, use the following caramel sauce from another recipe on this site: 1 cup packed brown sugar 1/2 cup butter 2 tablespoons light corn syrup Heat brown sugar and 1/2 cup butter until melted. **Remove from heat** stir in corn syrup. (Add crushed pecans w/ sauce for a beautiful presentation!) Great Recipe!

--though I never tried the original sauce. It is very caramelly, and Ben thought a little too decadent, but then again, I really loved it with that vanilla ice cream!


Angie Livesay said...

2 things:

1) Those apple dumplings look SO yummy!

2) I love the stroll story...too cute.

Zoe said...

Those apple dumplings do look yummy! Please to share recipe with auntie?