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       Title: Apple Dumplings with Almonds
  Categories: Fruits, Pies
       Yield: 4 Servings
       4 md Cooking apples
       4 tb Brandy
      50 g  (2oz) almonds, finely chop'd
     100 g  (3oz) almond paste
       1    Egg, beaten
     240 g  (8oz) flour
      40 g  (1oz) caster sugar
     150 g  (5oz) butter, softened
       1 sm Egg
 ---------------------------------SERVE WITH---------------------------------
            Lightly whipped cream,
            - custard or ice cream
   To Drink: - Sweet white wine or Madeira
   Level of Difficulty:  Fairly easy Preparation Time: 1 hour + resting time
   Prepare in Advance:  Yes Line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper. Make
   the dough. Put all the dough ingredients into a bowl and work together into
   a smooth dough.  Set aside in the fridge to rest for at least 1 hour.
   Peel and core the apples.  Prick the apples with a cocktail stick or
   needle.  Brush with a little of the brandy and roll in the chopped almonds.
   Grate the almond paste, add the remaining brandy and mix together until
   Preheat the oven to 200C/400F/Gas Mark 6.  Roll out the dough to form a
   square approximately 30 x 30cm/12 x 12 inches. Cut the square into 4
   pieces.  Put one apple on each square. Fill the centres with the almond
   paste mixture.  Brush the dough edges with beaten egg. Fold the four
   corners over the apples and pinch the edges together to form a parcel. Put
   the apple dumplings on the prepared baking sheet, brush with egg and
   sprinkle with the remaining chopped almonds. Bake for 20-25 mins. Test with
   a fork or skewer to see if the apples are fully cooked; hard apples with
   take longer. Cover the dumplings with foil if they get too brown during
   Posted by : Sue Rykmans.