Mike’s Favorite Apple Dumplings

By Fran DeWine

2 cups flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

2/3 cups Crisco

5 Tablespoons water

6 peeled and cored tart apples

Mix flour and salt. Cut in Crisco. Sprinkle with water. Mix with fork and shape into ball. Roll on floured surface into rectangle (12 x 18”). Cut into 6 squares.

Mix together:

1/2 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

Onto each dough square, place:

1 peeled and cored tart apple

2 Tablespoons sugar mixture

small piece butter

Bring corners of dough up around apple. Place in 8 x 12” baking pan. Cover with syrup. Bake 1 hour at 350 degrees.


1 cup sugar

2 cups water

4 Tablespoons butter

1 teaspoon cinnamon

Boil until sugar is dissolved.

By Fran DeWine