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Baking dish filled with old-fashioned apple dumplings

Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings


  • Dough:
  • 2 c. flour
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2/3 c. shortening
  • 6-7 Tbsp. cold water
  • Syrup:
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • Filling:
  • 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 18x12-inch 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.