Old Fashioned Apple Dumplings
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 6 dumplings
A little bit of effort goes a long way in providing this delicious dessert.
  • 6 medium-sized baking apples
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ⅔ cup shortening (I use Crisco)
  • ½ cup milk
  • Sauce:
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 2 cups water
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
  • Red hot cinnamon candies
  1. Pare and core apples.
  2. Leave whole or slice and serve as halves.
  3. To make the pastry, sift flour, baking powder and salt together
  4. Cut in shortening with pastry cutter or knife until pieces are the size of peas
  5. Sprinkle milk over the mixture and press together lightly.
  6. Work dough just enough to hold it together.
  7. Roll dough like you would for pastry, then cut into 6 squares.
  8. Place an apple on each square.
  9. Fill cavity in the apple with sugar and cinnamon (optional - I don't do this)
  10. Pat dough around apple to cover it completely.
  11. Place dumplings 1 inch apart in a greased baking pan.
  12. Make the sauce and pour over the apples.
  13. For the sauce, combine all ingredients except the butter and candies.
  14. Place into saucepan and bring to a boil; cook for 5 minutes.
  15. Remove from heat and add butter and cinnamon candies
  16. Bake at 375 for 35-40 minutes.
  17. Baste occasionally during baking.
  18. Serve hot with milk or ice cream.
Recipe by My Windowsill at https://mywindowsill.com/old-fashioned-apple-dumplings/