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Apple Dumplings with Sauce

 Apple Dumplings with Sauce
These warm and comforting Apple Dumplings are great by themselves or served with ice cream. You can decorate each dumpling by cutting 1-inch leaves and a 1/2-inch stem from the leftover dough. —Robin Lendon, Cincinnati, Ohio
8 ServingsPrep: 1 hour + chilling Bake: 50 min.


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • 8 medium tart apples, peeled and cored
  • 8 teaspoons butter
  • 9 teaspoons cinnamon-sugar, divided
  • SAUCE:
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed


  • In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until
  • crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms
  • a ball. Divide into eight portions. Cover and refrigerate at least
  • 30 minutes or until easy to handle.
  • Preheat oven to 350°. Roll each portion of dough between two
  • lightly floured sheets of waxed paper into a 7-in. square. Place an
  • apple on each square. Place 1 teaspoon butter and 1 teaspoon
  • cinnamon-sugar in the center of each apple.
  • Gently bring up corners of pastry to each center; pinch edges to
  • seal. If desired, cut out apple leaves and stems from dough scraps;
  • attach to dumplings with water. Place in a greased 13x9-in. baking

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Apple Dumplings with Sauce (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • dish. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon-sugar.
  • In a large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring just to a boil,
  • stirring until blended. Pour over apples.
  • Bake 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden
  • brown, basting occasionally with sauce. Serve warm. Yield: 8
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 760 calories, 40 g fat (16 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 466 mg sodium, 97 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.