August 21, 2017

APPLE DUMPLINGS

Ingredients:
Sifted all-purpose flour - 2 1/4 cups
Salt- 1/2 tsp
Shortening- 2/3 cup(chilled)
Cold water- 6-8 tbsp
Small apples- 6(peeled and cored)
Granulated sugar- 2/3 cup
Light cream- 1/4 cup
Hot maple or maple blended syrup- 3/4 cup
Butter- 6 tbsp
Sifted confectioners sugar- 1 cup

Method:

  • In bowl mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Sprinkle water over little at a time; mix lightly till all these moistened.
  • Form into a ball; roll out on lightly floured surface to 8*12 inch rectangle; cut into six 6inch squares.
  • Place an apple in center of each circle. Mix the 2/3 cup sugar and cream; spoon into centers of apples.
  • Moistened edges of pastry; fold corners to center.
  • Pinch edges together.Place 1 inch apart in ungreased baking pan.
  • Bake at 450 degrees for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  • Baste apples with hot maple syrup. Return to oven and bake 30 minutes longer or till apples are done, basting with hot maple syrup every 15 minutes.
  • Serve with additional hot maple syrup or hard sauce: Cream butter with confectioners sugar till fluffy.
  • Drop from teaspoon onto waxed paper making six mounds.
  • Sprinkle generously with ground nutmerg; Chill.
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