“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,” according to Wikipedia.
There’s an annual Apple Dumpling Festival in Sinking Spring, Pa., but it’s held in June, not on National Apple Dumpling Day.
One possible way to celebrate would be to watch Tim Conway and Don Knotts in The Apple Dumpling Gang. I’ve never actually seen it, but I do remember this ad, which ran on TV all the time. Are there actually any apple dumplings in the movie? If you’ve seen it and can enlighten me, please leave a comment.
TV spot for The Apple Dumpling Gang (1975)
- September 17- National Apple Dumpling Day (nationaldaycalendar.com)