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Apple Dumplings

 Apple Dumplings
This dessert always reminds me of my great-grandmother, who gave my mom her love of good wholesome food. The crispy golden dumplings are filled with apples and topped with a sweet caramel sauce. A scoop of ice cream is the perfect finishing touch. —Jody Fisher, Stewartstown, Pennsylvania
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 cups chopped peeled tart apples (about 5 medium)
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • Vanilla ice cream

Directions

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour and salt; cut in shortening until
  • crumbly. Gradually add water, tossing with a fork until dough forms
  • a ball. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough into a 12-in. x
  • 18-in. rectangle. Cut into six squares.
  • Place 1/3 cup chopped apples in the center of each square. Brush
  • edges of dough with water; fold up corners to center and pinch to
  • seal. Place in a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Bake,
  • uncovered, at 350° for 30 minutes.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the brown sugar, water and butter; bring
  • to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from the heat. Pour over
  • dumplings. Bake 25-30 minutes longer or until apples are tender.
  • Serve warm with ice cream. Yield: 6 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving equals 711 calories, 29 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 500 mg sodium, 109 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.