Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Peel, core, and
cut apples in half, set aside.
In a small bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon; set
Prepare Syrup; keep warm until ready to use.
Prepare Party Pastry.
In the center of each
pastry square, place an apple half and sprinkle a little of the sugar/cinnamon mixture
over the top of the apple. Moisten the points of each pastry square, bring
opposite points over the apple halves (overlapping points), and seal well.
each dumpling about 2 inches apart in an 8- by 12-inch baking dish.
prepared hot syrup around the dumplings, and bake approximately 30 minutes.
Remove from oven and, using a spatula, quickly life each dumplings into
individual serving bowls.
Serve with warm cream, if desired.
Makes 6 Apple Dumplings.
2 cups all-purpose
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoon freshly-squeezed
Sift together flour and salt. Cut in the
shortening with a pastry
blender or two (2) knives. First cutting in 1/2 of the
shortening until mixture looks like "meal," then cutting in the remaining
shortening until particles are the size of giant peas.
In a small bowl, mix together egg yolk, water, and
lemon juice. Sprinkle over the flour/shortening mixture. Mix in with a fork
until dough stays together. Gather dough up into a large ball (if desired,
divide dough into 2 or 3 parts to make it easier to handle.) roll dough
1/8-inch thick on a lightly floured boards. Cut into six (6-inch) pastry
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup corn syrup
2 tablespoon butter
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup water
In a large saucepan over medium-high heat, combine
sugar, corn syrup, butter, cinnamon, and water. Bring to a boil and let boil for
3 minutes. Remove from heat and keep warm until ready to use.
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