September 17, 2018

National Apple Dumpling Day

Date When Celebrated: September 17th

National Apple Dumpling Day is today. Be a member of the Apple Dumpling Gang. We are celebrating a tasty fall treat. It’s easy to make (and, even easier to buy!). Apple lovers can't resist this pastry, filled with sweet, delicious apples.

With the arrival of fall and cool weather, two things happen: the apple harvest begins, and people turn indoors to cooking and baking again. It's only natural that apples are a big part of the cooking scene. Among the most popular of fall treats, is apple dumplings. For those of you who enjoy ice cream, some apple dumpling recipes include a scoop of ice cream atop a generous piece of Apple Dumpling.

Enjoy some Apple Dumpling today. Chances are, you haven't had it since last fall!

Happy National Apple Dumpling Day!

Origin of National Apple Dumpling Day:

We found no factual information about this special day.

Special "food" days almost always carries the word "National" on the front of it. We don't know why. We did not find any documentation confirming this to be a "National" day. We found no congressional records or presidential proclamation.

Apple Dumpling Recipe:

TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 35 min.YIELD:8 servings

Ingredients2 medium Granny Smith apples

  • 2 tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup Mountain Dew soda
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. Peel, core and cut each apple into eight wedges. Unroll both tubes of crescent dough; separate each into eight triangles. Wrap a triangle around each wedge. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking dish.
  • In a bowl, mix sugar, butter and cinnamon until blended; sprinkle over dumplings. Slowly pour soda around the rolls (do not stir).
  • Bake, uncovered, until golden brown and apples are tender, 35-40 minutes. Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 8 servings