These dumplings are great by themselves or served with vanilla ice cream. You can decorate each dumpling by cutting leaves and/or stems from any leftover dough.

Apple-Dumplings-2

Apple Dumplings with Sauce
Serves 8
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Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
55 min
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
55 min
Dumpling
  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 1 tsp salt
  3. 1 cup shortening
  4. 1/3 cup Ryan's Apple Cider
  5. 8 medium tart apples, peeled and cored
  6. 8 tsp butter
  7. 9 tsp cinnamon sugar, divided
Sauce
  1. 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  2. 1 cup Ryan's Apple Cider, any variety
  3. 1/2 cup butter, cubed
Dumpling
  1. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Gradually add apple cider, tossing with a fork until dough forms a ball. Divide into eight equal portions. Cover and refrigerate until easy to work with, at least 30 minutes.
  3. Roll each portion of dough into a 7-inch square between two lightly floured sheets of waxed paper. Place an apple on each dough square; in the center of each apple place 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp cinnamon-sugar.
  4. Gently pull up corners of dough to each apple center; pinch edges to seal. If desired, cut out apple leaves & stems from dough scraps and attach to dumplings with a little water. Place dumplings in a greased 13x9-inch baking dish and sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar. Bake for 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender and dough is golden brown. Baste occasionally with sauce. Serve warm.
Sauce
  1. In a 2-quart saucepan on medium heat, combine sauce ingredients and heat to boiling, stirring until blended. Remove from heat; baste dumplings occasionally while baking and use the remaining sauce to pour over the finished dumplings.
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