Chef John's Apple Dumplings
I used a full one-pound batch of my Buttercrust Pastry Dough for this recipe.
Granny Smith apples also work beautifully.
You can use any excess dough that has been trimmed from the tops to form decorations. Roll dough out nice and thin; use a knife to cut out leaf shapes. Use the edge of the knife to make an indention in the center of the leaves; make diagonal lines to form leaf lines. Place leaves on the tops of the dumplings before they're baked.