Dumplings are the ultimate comfort food. This recipe is for old-fashioned apple dumplings.
Apple Vareniki (Apple Dumplings)
2 apples, peeled and chopped
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter, room temperature
4 cups flour
1/2 cup milk, warm
1 egg yolk
2 tablespoon sour cream
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter, room temperature
Combine the filling ingredients in a bowl and set aside.
Combine the dough ingredients to form a soft dough. Knead until soft and pliable, not more than 15 to 20 minutes. Cover and let rest in a warm bowl about 10 minutes.
Divide the dough in half and roll out thin. Cut into 2-inch squares or use the rim of a large glass.
Stretch the dough slightly, spoon a teaspoon of the filling in the center, fold over, and seal the edges. Wetting the edges helps to form a tight seal. Repeat until you run out of ingredients.
Heat a large pot of salted water. Cook the dumplings until they float, then gently remove from the water with a slotted spoon. Place on a rack to drain.
To serve: Drizzle with melted butter and serve with sour cream. You can also sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.