Apple & clove dumplings

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apple and clove dumplings
apple and clove dumplings

This delicious warm apple & clove dumplings recipe by Ntwenhle Gcabashe is perfect for chilly days or whenever you want something hearty and yummy.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cooking time: 45 minutes

Serves: 5–6

  • 4 Golden Delicious apples, halved
  • 1 cup golden syrup
  • ½ cup (125ml) water
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 1 tablespoon (15ml) lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon lime zest

Dumplings

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons (45ml) margarine, melted
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • Rosemary sprigs, for serving
  • Custard, for serving

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  1. Preheat the oven to 180˚C.
  2. Cook apples, golden syrup, water, cinnamon, lime juice and zest until slightly reduced. Transfer into an oven dish.
  3. For dumplings, mix ingredients well in a bowl to form soft dough. Spoon over apple mixture, and bake for 30–40 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Serve warm with rosemary and custard.

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