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Grandma Buelah's Apple Dumplings

 Grandma Buelah's Apple Dumplings
Buelah and Harry Hughson settled in Sioux County, Nebraska in the early 1900's. Grandma had a reputation for being a talented musician, avid card player and a marvelous cook! I always make a double batch of her dumplings for my husband and our four children.
6 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.


  • Pastry for double-crust pie
  • 6 small tart apples, peeled and cored
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half cream
  • 3/4 cup maple or maple-flavored syrup, warmed


  • On a floured surface, roll out pastry to an 18-in. x 12-in.
  • rectangle. Cut into six 6-in. squares. Place an apple on each
  • square. Combine sugar and cream and spoon into apple center. Moisten
  • edges of pastry; fold up the corners to center and pinch to seal.
  • Place on an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 450° for
  • 15 minutes. Reduce heat to 350° bake 30 minutes longer or until
  • golden brown, basting twice with syrup. Serve warm. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 537 calories, 20 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 273 mg sodium, 89 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein.