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