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Apple Dumplings

Crust:
3 cupsall-purpose flour, chilled
1/2 teaspoonsalt
1/2 cupvegetable shortening, ice cold
1/2 cupbutter, ice cold
1 cupwater, ice cold.
Apples:
6 largeGranny Smith apples, peeled and cored
1/2 cupbutter, softened
3/4 cupbrown sugar
1 teaspoonground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoonground nutmeg
Sauce:
2 tablespoonsbutter
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3 cupswater
2 cupscane sugar
1 teaspoonvanilla extract
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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 combine.

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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.

Bring the edges of the dough piece up and over the filled apple. Pinch the edges
together, encasing the apple in the dough piece. Moisten fingers slightly to help the
edges seal together. Repeat process with all of the apples. Place the enclosed apples
in the prepared baking dish.

In a sauce pan, combine water, sugar, vanilla and butter. Place over medium heat, and
heat to a boil. Reduce heat, and allow to boil for 5 minutes or until sugar has
dissolved.

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Carefully, pour sugar syrup mixture over dumplings in baking dish. Bake dumplings in
preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes, until crust is golden brown and a knife will
slide into the apple easily. Makes 6 dumplings.

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