Grandma's Apple Dumplings

Recipe by quirkycook
READY IN: 1hr 10mins




  • Creating the pie dough:.
  • Blend flour, salt, and shortening together using a pastry cutter until the mixture is about the texture of corn meal.
  • Add 1/2 cup of ice cold water and mix the dough (I find using my hands for this is easiest). If dough is too dry, add a bit more water but sparingly.
  • Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into eight squares.
  • Filling the dumplings:.
  • Place one apple on a square of pie dough. Fill the apple with sugar, sprinkle with cinnamon, and dot with butter.
  • Bring corners of pie dough to top of apple and pinch shut.
  • Place finished dumplings in a 9x13 greased pan.
  • Syrup:.
  • Bring to boil sugar, water, and butter in a sauce pan. Boil for two minutes.
  • Pour syrup mixture around the dumplings.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 40 minutes or until golden brown. Baste the dumplings with the syrup from the pan every 5 to 7 minutes.