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Grandma's Apple Dumplings

 Grandma's Apple Dumplings
The aroma of these melt-in-your-mouth dumplings reminds me of my grandma's old-fashioned kitchen. All of her cooking and baking was wonderful!
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 50 min.

Ingredients

  • SAUCE:
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup red cinnamon candies
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • DUMPLINGS:
  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup cold milk
  • 6 small baking apples, peeled and cored
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 egg white, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • Half-and-half cream, optional

Directions

  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a full
  • rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Set aside.
  • For dumplings, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl.
  • Using a fork or pastry blender, cut in shortening until mixture
  • resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle in milk, mixing lightly with a
  • fork until a soft dough forms. Shape into a ball.

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Grandma's Apple Dumplings (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to an 18-in. x 12-in.
  • rectangle. Cut into six squares. Place an apple in the center of
  • each square; dot with butter. Bring corners of pastry up to top of
  • apple; press edges to seal.
  • Place in an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Pour sauce into pan
  • around dumplings. Brush dumplings with egg white and sprinkle with
  • sugar.
  • Bake at 375° for 50 minutes or until light golden brown and
  • apples are tender. Serve warm with cream if desired. Yield: 6
  • servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 716 calories, 29 g fat (10 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 610 mg sodium, 109 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 6 g protein.