Apple dumplings are my family’s favorite apple treat. While searching for that “perfect” recipe this fall, I found that there are very few recipes out there for genuine, old-fashioned apple dumplings. After trying a couple new recipes with less-than-perfect results, I decided to come up with my own. So here you have it–my favorite apple dumplings!
- 2 c. flour
- 3/4 tsp. salt
- 2/3 c. shortening
- 6-7 Tbsp. cold water
- 1 1/2 c. water
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
- 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
- 6 medium apples, peeled and cored
- 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 tsp. cinnamon
- For dough, combine dry ingredients in bowl; cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add water 1-2 Tbsp. at a time, stirring just until dough is moistened and forms a ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for at least 1 hour.
- In saucepan, combine sugar, water, and cinnamon for syrup and bring to a boil; remove from heat and add butter or margarine.Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon for filling.
- On lightly floured surface, roll dough into 18x12inch rectangle. Cut into six 6-inch squares.
- Place an apple in the center of each square; fill center with approximately 1 1/2 Tbsp. sugar-cinnamon mixture. Moisten edges of squares; fold corners to center and pinch edges together.
- Place in greased 9x13 baking pan. Pour syrup over dumplings.
- Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 45-50 minutes, or until apples are tender and dumplings are lightly browned.