Apple Dumplings - Instructions
Note: To help ensure flaky crust, thoroughly chill all the crust ingredients and the mixing bowl and
pastry blender at least 30 minutes before starting.
In chilled mixing bowl, sift together flour, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in the butter and
shortening until the mixture resembles coarse sand. Add ice cold water a tablespoon at a time, mixing
after each addition, until the dough holds together. Knead the dough just enough to form into a ball.
Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 15 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 400 F. Generously butter a 9x13-inch baking dish.
In a small bowl, stir together the brown sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Add softened butter and mix to
On a lightly floured surface, roll the chilled crust into a large rectangle, about 24x16 inches. Cut the
dough in to 6 even pieces. Place each apple into the center of one of the crust pieces with the opening
facing up. Divide the butter mixture between the apple, pushing some into the core area.