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Easy Apple Dumplings

 Easy Apple Dumplings
Mother often prepared this special treat for us, ready to take out of the oven just as we came home from school. I remember so vividly, upon opening the door to the house, the magnificent aroma!
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 45 min.

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups water
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
  • Pastry double-crust pie (9 inches)
  • 6 small to medium apples, peeled and cored

Directions

  • In a saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, water, 3 tablespoons butter and
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Bring to a boil; boil for 3 minutes. Remove
  • from the heat and set aside.
  • Roll pastry into a 21-in. x 14-in. rectangle; cut into six 7-in.
  • squares. Place one apple in the center of each square. Combine the
  • remaining sugar and cinnamon; spoon into center of apples. Dot with
  • remaining butter. Moisten edges of pastry; fold corners to the
  • center of top apple. Pinch to seal. Place in an ungreased 13-in. x
  • 9-in. baking dish. Pour syrup mixture around apples.
  • Bake at 375° for 45 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and
  • apples are tender. Serve warm. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 643 calories, 27 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 34 mg cholesterol, 344 mg sodium, 101 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.