Cinnamon Apple Dumplings for 2

Cinnamon Apple Dumplings for 2



1 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup shortening

3 tablespoons ice water

2 medium baking apples

3 tablespoons sugar

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Half-and-half cream


1/3 cup sugar

2 tablespoons red-hot candies or 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/2 teaspoon cornstarch

2/3 cup water

1 tablespoon butter

Additional half-and-half cream, optional


In a bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. With a fork, stir in water until dough forms a ball. Roll out on a floured surface to a 14-in. x 7-in. rectangle; cut pastry in half.

Peel and core apples; place one on each square of pastry. Combine sugar and cinnamon; spoon into apples. Moisten edges of pastry with water and gather around apples; pinch seams to seal.

Place dumplings in an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan or a shallow 1-1/2-qt. baking dish. Brush with cream.

In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, red-hots, cornstarch, water and butter. Bring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring frequently; boil for 2 minutes. Pour between dumplings.

Bake at 400° for 35-45 minutes or until pastry is golden brown and apples are tender. Serve warm with cream if desired.


One thought on “Cinnamon Apple Dumplings for 2

  1. Oh does this recipe bring back memories. My mom taught me how to make something similar to these, but I haven’t made them in years. Her syrup was made with brown sugar and no red hots, but I’m sure it’s great with them.

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