2 cups flour
2 tsp. baking powder
2/3 cup Crisco
1/2 cup milk
6 medium Cortland or Mutsu apples
Cut shortening into flour, salt and baking powder. Add milk. roll onto a floured counter into a rectangle. Cut into 6 squares.
Core and peel apples. Place apple onto a square of pastry. Pull opposite corners up to meet and fold pastry over apple, crimp edges. Place in a 9x13 baking dish.
1 1/2 cups water
1 1/2 cups sugar
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
3 TBS. butter
Bring to a boil. Pour sauce over dumplings. Bake at 375* for 35 to 40 minutes.
Oven prep. Fire oven until dome turns white. Take the fire out and put the door on and block chimney. Wait 1 hour for the heat to even out and cool down to 425*. We baked the dumplings uncovered in 13x 9 pan for 45 min. with the door and chimney closed. The apples were still a little crisp.
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