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Apple Dumplings

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  • 2 to 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 to 6 Granny Smith or other cooking apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • sugar, approximately 1/2 cup, for sprinkling apples
  • cinnamon
  • nutmeg
  • butter, cut in small pieces
  • .
  • Syrup:
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup margarine melted
  • heavy cream or ice cream, optional


Combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse meal. Gradually add milk, stirring to make a soft dough. Roll dough into a 1/8" thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface; cut into 5-inch squares.

Place 3 or 4 pieces of apple on each square. Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons sugar and a sprinkling cinnamon and nutmeg to taste; dot with butter. Moisten edges of each dumpling with water; bring corners to center, pinching edges to seal. Place dumplings 1 inch apart in a lightly greased shallow baking dish. Combine 2 cups sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 cups hot water and 1/4 cup butter or margarine; stir to dissolve sugar. Pour syrup over dumplings. Bake at 375° for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve hot with cream or ice cream.
Makes about 1 dozen apple dumplings.

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 5 out of 5
Excellent Recipe!, Member gabbie0427

I tried this recipe for our Sunday dinner and the whole family loved it. The only problem was I didn't have enought for 2nd for everyone. So, the next time I make these apple dumpling I have to double the recipe! The recipe was easy to follow and I had no problems with it.

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