You will get rave reviews when you serve these melt-in-your-mouth treats. Combine flour and salt in a medium bowl; cut in shortening to a cornmeal consistency. Stir in water. Roll out dough on a floured surface; cut into 6 squares large enough to cover apples.
Set an apple in the center of each square. Mix together sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over apples. Bring sides of dough together to cover apples; press to seal. Place seam-side down in a greased 13″x9″ baking pan. Pour Cinnamon Syrup over dumplings. Bake at 500 degrees; bake for an additional 35 to 40 minutes, until golden and apples are tender. Serve with ice cream.