This was a wintertime dessert when I was growing up. Sometimes served with ice cream. It's still one of my favorites.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the apples, 1 cup sugar, cinnamon, and 1/2 cup water in a saucepan. Cover with a tight fitting lid and heat to boiling.

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  • In a medium bowl, sift together 1 1/2 cup flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in enough milk to make a soft dough.

  • Drop dough by spoonfuls onto apples. Cover pan with lid and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. DO NOT LIFT COVER UNTIL DONE! Serve with nutmeg sauce.

  • To make the nutmeg sauce: In a saucepan, mix 1 cup sugar and 1 tablespoon flour. Stir in 1 cup boiling water and cook, stirring constantly until sauce bubbles. Add butter and simmer gently 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in nutmeg. Serve over each serving of apple slump.

Nutrition Facts

354 calories; protein 3.3g; carbohydrates 82.8g; fat 2.2g; cholesterol 5mg; sodium 182.1mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2003
This is a great recipe!!thanks. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2003
I don't know about this recipe.... The only reason I gave it any stars was because It didn't taste bad. If you decide to make this make sure you make it in a large pot with a very tight fitting lid... I didn't and the liquid boiled over through the lid and made a horrible mess on my stove top. I didn't make the nutmeg sauce because it was very liquidy already.... basically what I got was a liquidy apple mush with dumpling things inside. I wont be making this again. Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
01/30/2003
I don't know about this recipe.... The only reason I gave it any stars was because It didn't taste bad. If you decide to make this make sure you make it in a large pot with a very tight fitting lid... I didn't and the liquid boiled over through the lid and made a horrible mess on my stove top. I didn't make the nutmeg sauce because it was very liquidy already.... basically what I got was a liquidy apple mush with dumpling things inside. I wont be making this again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2003
This is a great recipe!!thanks. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/01/2006
Otstanding. We used pumpkin pie spice instead of nutmeg (personal preference) and we weren't disappointed. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2005
I tried this recipe tonight with a few revisions. Instead of making the dumplings I cut refrigerator biscuits into quarters and cooked it for 20 minutes instead of 30. We don't care for so much nutmeg so I substituted mostly cinnamon with a bit of nutmeg in the sauce. It was delicious! Perfect with a scoop of ice cream. It was plenty sweet without the sauce. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2009
This is a really terrific dessert and the nutmeg sauce really adds to the flavor. I have been looking for a recipe for NUTMEG SAUCE for close to 45 years. My mother and grandmother used to make it for all of the apple dishes that they prepared. My mother passed in 1958 and my grandmother in 1960. With them passed the recipe. I understand that this was Louisa May Alcott's favorite dessert. I know it's one of mine. GaysloveJesus2 Richmond VA Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/17/2008
Fast and simple and delicious. For the complainers if you don't like nutmeg why would you make a sauce with it?? This was a wondful warm and quick dessert. Great with vanilla ice cream. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/05/2003
not a hit at our house. I didn't like the strong flavor of the nutmeg sauce. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/04/2008
I used frozen apples. It worked like a charm. I didn't make the nutmeg sauce. We were satisfied with the results. It served the purpose of being a sweet dessert which is what I wanted and it was quicker than a cobbler for me. I plan to make it again. It didn't take me 1 1/2 hours to make this like the recipe said. It probably took about 35 minutes total. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/04/2010
I love this recipe. It reminds of my childhood. My mom made something very similar except it was baked in the oven without the lid. The dough had a lilttle shortening in it too. The sauce was almost the same except she added a little splash of vanilla lemon extract and vinegar! The recipe card I have doesn't list the amounts and I think I like it alot better with the lemon. Thank you for the recipe! Read More
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