Apple Dumplings


2 cups flour
2-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
6 apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
4 tablespoons butter, softened


Sift together first three ingredients, cut in shortening, add milk, and stir. Knead lightly and roll ⅛ inch thick. Divide dough into 6 parts and place an apple on each piece. Mix together brown sugar, cinnamon, and butter, and fill hollow of apples. Fold dough over apple, pinch together edges, and prick tops with a fork. Place in a shallow pan and bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes. Reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for about 30 minutes more, or until apples are tender. Serve with cream.


Makes 6 servings.

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