When is National Apple Dumpling Day? Always September 17!
What is this Holiday for?
This holiday is for honoring the apple and the great taste of Apple Dumplings- one of the most popular fall desserts. And why is that you ask? Well when the arrival of cool weather hits, so does the apple season. That's why National Apple Month extends from Sept, October to November. You know, the apple harvest months. Apple lovers can't resist this pastry, filled with sweet delicious apples that's usually covered with ice cream. So to honor this special day it's up to you to make homemade apple dumplings for your family. If you need help visit our apple dumpling recipe page. We have even posted a how-to video to help you :)
Origin of this Holiday:
Our research did not find the creator, or the origin of this day. This is referred to as a "National" day. As all food holiday are- However, we did not find any congressional records or presidential proclamations for this day. Even though, this is still a holiday to celebrate.
Definition of a Apple Dumpling:
"An apple dumpling is a pastry filled with apple, cinnamon and occasionally raisins. Apples are peeled and cored, placed on a portion of dough, then filled with cinnamon and sugar. Then the dough is folded over the apples and the dumplings are baked until tender."
"Apple dumplings are more of a native food in the northeastern United States, around Pennsylvania. A very common recipe among the Amish, it is often eaten as a breakfast item, but they are also a very common dessert item after meals. It's also popular to eat them with ice cream or in milk."
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How can I Celebrate this holiday?
- Have a 'make your own' Apple Dumpling Party! - Pastry parties are fun! Set your table up with plenty of dough, flour apples, spices etc- and ask all your friends to bring a rolling pin- have everyone make their own apple dessert -- bake it -- then eat it!
- Send Free E-Greeting! - If your ready to get together with your friends don't forget to invite them with these fun Internet Invitations.
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