Apple Dumplings at the Old Parkdale Inn are a welcomed Fall breakfast pastry. Any season really as we have apples year round here in the Hood River Valley. The last of the summer plums went into a Plum Buttermilk Upside Down Cake and I made a trip up to Kiyokawa Farms for fall apples and pears from the Hood River Valley Orchard. The Apple Dumpling is a guest favorite and I look forward to making it for you in the months to come.
National Apple Dumpling Day is September 17 and these Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings are served hot from the oven at the Old Parkdale Inn. The Hood River Valley’s reputation for quality apples dates back to the 1900 Chicago World’s Fair, where 16 blue ribbons were awarded to local growers. A Chicago newspaper reported that, “Since the Centennial Exposition, everybody in the world knows about Hood River apples.”
Old Parkdale Inn Apple Dumpling ~ 4 servings
For the Sauce: bring 1 cup water, 2/3 cup sugar, 2 tbsp butter, 1/4 tsp cinnamon to a boil and let simmer while you prepare the apples.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Apple stuffing: Brown sugar, craisins, cinnamon. I make a large batch of this, maybe a couple of cups at a time, and keep leftovers in plastic zip lock bag in frig. Prepare Puff Pastry: thaw sheet and cut into quarters
Peel and core your apples and fill with brown sugar stuffing then gently wrap puff pastry around apple. Don’t worry if the dough doesn’t completely enclose around the apples. Place the dumplings in a buttered pan and pour the sauce over the dumplings and around the sides of the pan. Bake for 40 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot with extra sauce drizzled over the top.
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What’s to do
The Hood River Fruit Loop is located in the beautiful Hood River Valley at the foot of majestic Mt. Hood offering you a variety of wines, fruits, vegetables, flowers, ciders, and food. Outdoor adventures such as kayaking, windsurfing, skiing, snow boarding, and hiking await. Mt. Hood Meadows, Cooper Spur Mountain Resort, and Timberline Ski areas are only a short drive away, as is the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood National Forest where trails and wildlife abound.
Book your stay at the Old Parkdale Inn and take advantage of our partnerships for adventure discounts
Stay Play Ski and Relax Vacations – request promo code for discount Timberline lift tickets
Wet Planet Whitewater Adventures – ask us about a discount code for $10 off your raft adventure
Cascade Canyon Guide – request code for 20% off trips
Offers for our registered guests only and must be redeemed during your stay.