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Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Grandma Mary Louise Crandall
Added: Saturday, June 21, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
Syrup
2 C. sugar
4 Cups water
2 T. Butter
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
Crust
4 C.Sifted Flour (Gold Metal all purpose)
2 tsp salt
1+ 1/3 C. Crisco shortening
8 T. Ice Water (might need more)
6 - 8 Medium Apples (Macintosh)
1 Heaping Tsp. of Light Brown Sugar in each apple
Sprinkle with Cinnamon
Dot each apple with Butter

Directions:
Directions:
Bake 425 40-45 minutes
Make syrup first, mix al ingredients in a sauce pan. Cook until it comes to a boil, and then simmer on stove while making Dumplings.
Peel all apples and cut in half & core them - put in a pan with a little lemon juice over them so they will not turn brown.
Make crust, mix sifted flour & salt together. Then add Crisco shortening with a pastry cutter or a fork until the mixture looks like little peas. Then have a large glass of water on the counter with ice cubes in it to get the water very cold. Start adding one tsp. at a time and stir until it becomes the right consistency to roll with a rolling pin. Divide dough into 2 balls. Start rolling out one ball into a 1/8 inch. This will make a large circle that you can cut up into 4 sections. Make sure you have plenty of flour under the dough so it will not stick. Now it is time to add the apples. Take apple and put 1 Heaping tsp. of brown sugar in the middle, sprinkle with cinnamon & dot with butter. Put apple in the center of the dough on one of the 4 sections. Bring opposite points of pastry over the apple & overlap to make a little package around each apple. moisten and seal edges. Do this to all the 8 apples and put in casserole dish with high sides. Pour over each dumpling the hot syrup and then into the pan. Put in oven and bake.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8 servings
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
1 hour
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Every one loved Grandma Crandall's apple dumplings. No one could ever make a pie crust as good as she could. There were even restaurants that wanted her to bake for them. I still have her old pan she used to bake hers in. Sometimes I make little ones with a half an apple so you can feed more people. They are very rich and great with ice cream or whipped cream, but good on their own.
The syrup makes the dough sticky and the apples wonderful. I know this is a hard recipe but it is worth the trouble.

 

 

 

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