National Apple Dumpling Day is feasted on September 17 of every year. It is another holiday for foodie lovers to celebrate their love for the apple dumplings. Any apple lover will surely love this pastry. If you haven’t tasted it yet, then you have missed out on this yummy, delicious dessert. Serve the dumpling balls hot to enjoy the National Apple Dumpling Day.
“Coleridge holds that a man cannot have a pure mind who refuse apple-dumplings. I am not certain but that he is right.” – Charles Lamb
History of National Apple Dumpling Day
The history and origin of the National Apple Dumpling Day are unknown. It is believed to have originated in the northeastern United States around Pennsylvania. An apple dumpling is a pastry that is filled with apples, cinnamon, and sometimes raisins. The delicious-filled pastries are made from peeled and cored apples and are placed on a portion of dough, then is filled with cinnamon, butter, and sugar. Now, the dough is folded over the apples, and the dumplings are then baked until they become tender. The apple dumplings have crossed the Atlantic and spread over the other parts of the world.
Initially, the apple dumplings are prepared by boiling and steaming, and the dumpling had come from the German word Dampf, meaning steam. Over the years it has undergone a number of changes and is now baked and stuffed with the spiced and Granny Smith apples. Apple dumplings will look like crunchy pouches, and it tastes like a small cake. It is the most popular dish among the Pennsylvania Dutch, and the pastry is served for breakfast or as a dessert after the meals. When serving, the Apple dumplings can be topped with vanilla ice cream or with sweet sauce.
Other Celebrations on September 17
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How to Celebrate the day
Prepare apple dumplings for yourself and your family to celebrate this day. Serve the dumplings hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream or drenched in decadent caramel sauce. Use the hashtag #NationalAppleDumplingDay to post and share your celebrations on social media.
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