Apple Dumpling Dessert

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Title: Apple Dumpling Dessert
Yield: 12 Servings
Categories: Apples, Desserts, Pastry

Ingredients:

-----------------------------------PASTRY-----------------------------------
4 c All-purpose flour
2 ts Salt
1 1/3 c Shortening
8 tb Cold water; (up to 9)


----------------------------------FILLING----------------------------------
8 c Tart apples; chopped/peeled
1/4 c Sugar
3/4 ts Ground cinnamon

-----------------------------------SYRUP-----------------------------------
2 c Water
1 c Packed brown sugar
Whipped topping OR vanilla
-ice cream; optional
Mint leaves; optional

In a bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until the mixture
resembles coarse crumbs. Sprinkle with water, 1 tablespoon at a time, and
toss with a fork until dough can be formed into a ball. Divide dough into
four parts. On a lightly floured surface, roll one part to fit the bottom
of an ungreased 13x9x2" baking dish. Place in dish; top with a third of the
apple. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle a third over apples. Repeat
layers of pastry, apples and cinnamon-sugar twice. Roll out remaining dough
to fit top of dish and place on top. Using a sharp knife, cut 2 inch slits
through all layers at once. For syrup bring water and sugar to a boil. Cook
and stir until sugar is dissolved. Pour over top crust. Bake at 400 F. for
35-40 minutes or until browned and bubbly. Serve warm with whipped topping
or ice cream if desired. Garnish with mint if desired.

Yield: 12 servings.

Suibmitted by Janet Weaver, Wooster, Ohio who says that she wanted quick
fix apple dumplings so devised this recipe..

Recipe by: Country Woman Magazine, September/October, '97, p. 33

Posted to MC-Recipe Digest V1 #957 by Roberta Banghart
on Dec 15, 1997