*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                           Quebec Apple Dumplings
 Recipe By     : The Canadiana Cookbook/Mme. Jehane Benoit
 Serving Size  : 12   Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Desserts                         Fruit
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         Pie dough of your choice
                         Grated cheddar cheese
   12      med           apples -- peeled & cored
      1/4  c             brown sugar
      1/4  c             cream
                         Grated rind of 1/2 a lemon
 Make enough pie dough to roll into twelve 6 x 6 squares (about a double
 batch).* Sprinkle each square with a spoonful of grated cheese. Peel and
 core the apples and place one on each square. Fill the centre of each apple
 with a heaping spoonfull of mincemeat, a teaspoon of rum, a dot of butter
 and 1 tablespoon of sugar. Bring diagonally opposite corners of the dough
 over the apple to form ears at the top. Cover the ears with aluminum foil.
 Mix the brown sugar, cream and grated lemon rind. Brush the dumplings with
 this mixture and bake 35 to 45 minutes in a 400 degree oven. Remove foil,
 brush ears with cream mixture and return to oven until ears are brown.
 Serve warm with plain cream or sweetened cream, flavored with rum.
 * A recipe of the Special Dough for Tourtieres can be used.
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 NOTES : In Quebec these were baked in deep brown earthenware pudding dishes
 and served on a hot wooden board or tray surrounded by autumn leaves or
 boughs cut from the Christmas tree. It was a tradition in our family to
 serve these dumplings after we had finished decorating our Christmas tree.