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Judy's Real Deal Apple Dumplings

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“A friend from church brought these with dinner when my 9th was born. The other kids went crazy for them. Thank God for fall babies! (These are large, man-size.)”
1hr 30mins
6 dumplings

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. For syrup: Mix 1 cup of the sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and 1 /4 cups water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in margarine.
  2. For pastry: Mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening. Add 6 - 8 T cold water a little at a time, tossing with a fork, until moist enough to form into a ball. Roll into an 18 x 12 inch rectangle; cut into six 6-inch squares.
  3. Peel and core apples. (Or peaches or pears.) Place 1 fruit on each pastry square. Combine 1/4 Celsius sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon, and 1/4 tsp nutmeg. Sprinkle on fruit. Moisten edges of pastry. Fold corners to center atop fruit; pinch to seal.
  4. Place in an oblong baking pan. Pour syrup over pastries. Bake in a 375* oven about 45 minutes or until fruit is tender and pastry is brown.
  5. Serve with ice cream if desired.

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