Dessert Recipes

Favorite Apple Dumplings

Favorite Apple DumplingsThis is one of Marilyn’s favorite recipes…it won second place in a local contest.

Favorite Apple Dumplings

Favorite Apple Dumplings


2-1/2 cups water 1-1/4 cups sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 cup plus 6 teaspoons butter, divided 2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup shortening 1/2 cup milk 6 small tart apples, peeled and cored Cinnamon-sugar Additional milk


In a small saucepan, combine the water, sugar and cinnamon.

Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes.

Add 1/4 cup butter; stir until melted.

Remove from the heat; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder and salt.

Cut in shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

Stir in milk.

Divide pastry into six portions.

On a lightly floured surface, roll each portion into a 6-in.


Place an apple on the center of each.

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Sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar; dot with remaining butter.

Bring corners of pastry to center.

Brush edges with milk; pinch edges to seal.

Place in a greased 13-in.

x 9-in.

baking dish; drizzle with reserved syrup.

Bake at 375° for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.

Nutrition Facts 1 each:

  • 709 calories, 37g fat (14g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 654mg sodium, 91g carbohydrate (55g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.

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