Apple Dumplings

The Apple Dumplings are Thomas Edison favorite breakfast but it was a desert. Apple dumplings are a native food in northern United States of America, around  Pennsylvania. They are a pastry filled with apples, cinnamon and raisins. Here is a recipe of it.

1.Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until mixture resembles crumble meal.

2. Then add milk, stir it to make a soft dough.

3.Roll the dough into a 1/8″ thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface; cut into 5-inch squares.

4.Place 3 or 4 pieces of apple on each square.

5.Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons sugar and a sprinkling cinnamon and nutmeg (spice) to taste; dot with butter.

6.Make the edges of each dumpling wet; bring the corners to the center, pinching edges to the seal.

7.Place the dumplings 1 inch apart in a lightly greased shallow baking dish.

8.Combine 2 cups of sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon , 2 cups of hot water and 1/4 cup of butter or margarine; stir to dissolve the sugar.

9.Pour syrup over the dumplings. Bake at 375° for 35 to 45 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Serve when it is hot with cream or ice cream.

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