6 apples

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

2 TBS butter, softened

pie dough, enough for 1 double crust

egg wash

sanding sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Make pie dough. Click HERE for my very favorite Martha Stewart's Pie dough (pate brisee). Refrigerate.

In a small bowl , mix brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and butter. Set aside.

Core apples.

Peel apples.

Take half the pie dough and roll it out. Cut it into 4 pieces. Roll the second half of the dough and cut it into halves, and one half into half again.

Put the apple in the center of the dough.

Fill the whole in the apple with the sugar mixture.

Bring the dough up around the apple and press together.

Repeat for all the apples and put them on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Make an egg wash with 1 beaten egg and 1 TBS water, mix well. Brush on apple dumplings.

Cut 12 leaves out of the remaining dough and brush them with egg wash. Fix the leaves  to the top of the apple dumpling.

Sprinkle with sanding sugar.

Bake for 45-50 minutes until golden brown.

Serve in a shallow bowl with milk. 

Thoroughly enjoy without guilt!

Congratulations, you are on your way to being a Lancasterian!