Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, combine raisins and 1 cup water; heat to boiling; add raisins, reduce heat and simmer until water boils away, about 30 minutes. Set aside.

Meanwhile, in small saucepan, bring brown sugar and 2 cups water to boil. Remove from heat and add vanilla, maple syrup and butter. Set aside.

For dumplings, drain raisins thoroughly and pat dry with paper towel. Mix remaining ingredients all together and stir in raisins. Reheat and spread one-half of Caramel Sauce in bottom of 13x9x2-inch nonreactive baking dish. Drop dough by tablespoonsfuls into hot sauce. Pour remaining sauce over all and bake 350°F for 30 minutes, or until done. Serve topped with vanilla ice cream.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 Cup California raisins
  • 1 Cup water

Procedure

Caramel Sauce

  • 1/2 Cup brown sugar
  • 1 Cup water
  • 1 Teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 Teaspoon butter

Dumplings

  • 1/2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 Cup evaporated mik
  • 2 Teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 Cup all-purpose flour

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories 240 (Calories from Fat 13%); Total Fat 3.5 ( Saturated Fat 2; Trans Fat 0; ); Cholesterol 10; Sodium 190; Potassium 200; Total Carbohydrate 49; Dietary Fiber 1; Sugars 36; Protein 3; Calcium 136; Iron 2;

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