Kercher’s Apple Dumplings


2 c. all-purpose flour
½ t. salt
2/3 c. shortening
2 to 3 T. ice-cold water
6 tart apples, cored and peeled
½ c. sugar
1-1/2 t. cinnamon


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.

Total Time:
 1 hour 15 minutes