I live on the outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia. I am surrounded by beautiful mountains that give life to many wineries, breweries, and ORCHARDS! There are peaches, blackberries, strawberries, and yes… apples.
Tinky (Julia) has been obsessed with “ap-pulls” as of late. She demolishes them!
While I know it’s not Fall anymore and we are inching on Spring, the weather has me all confused. On Saturday, we had sleet and ice. Today, Monday – it’s 74 degrees out and I have all the windows open. Get it together Mother Nature.
Until then, I shall remain confused and will continue to pretend that I do not know what season it is. Therefore, I made this YUMMY treat for Bubbins, Tinky, and myself. Apple Dumplings. Ahem, Apple Dumplins. That’s better.
I had this craving for something sweet but not too sweet this weekend and saw my daughter munching away on her “ap-pull”. I thought to myself “I want to Instant Pot a dessert, but I’m not in the mood for cheesecake.”
Bubbins bought Shari’s Berries for me and Julia on Valentine’s day. I will say, I am not a fan of their cheesecake but by God, their chocolate covered strawberries are divine! NOT to mention the cake-pops! Yummy!
Ok Ok, I told you I like tangents. As my sister and mom would say “focus Kimmy!”
So there I was, browsing on my iPhone for apple desserts in an Instant Pot. Apple crisps, apple cobblers, apple cakes… wait- APPLE DUMPLINGS. Ahem, Apple Dumplins. The recipe looked so amazing and super easy, plus I was really digging the set up of her blog! You guys know I like to give credit where credit is due, so head on over to Tastes of Lizzy T for more wonderful recipes!
Now, I did make a few slight changes but nothing crazy. I sprinkled apple pie spice on top before cooking and I also added a dash of allspice to the mix. My local grocery store was out of Granny Smiths, I know, crazy, so I used honey crisp. They were small so I put two slices in each apple dumplin.
When I made these, my whole house smelled like it was Autumn all over again. I was so ready to peek outside to see leaves falling and jack-o-lanterns being lit. Alternatively, this would make an excellent dish to take to an Easter Egg hunt party or maybe a July 4th celebration. A twist on the all American apple pie.
Let’s just be real, this is good for ANY occasion.
Enough jibber jabber here we go!