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"The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found."--Calvin Trillin

Very Good Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Amy Hertzberg


1 c. sugar
1 c. water
t. cinnamon
t. nutmeg
4 drops red food coloring
6 medium apples, peeled & cored
2 c. flour
c. milk
1 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
⅔ c. shortening

Combine sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, and red food coloring and bring to a boil.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cut in the shortening, then add milk all at once. Roll six squares.
Place 1 apple in each square and sprinkle generously with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Dot with butter. Fold corners and pinch edges together. Place 1" apart in ungreased 11x2x7 baking dish.
Pour boiling syrup over dumplings and sprinkle with sugar. Bake in 375 for 35 minutes until done. Serve warm with cream.




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