3tblsp. fruit juice (orange, lemon, pineapple, apricot, etc.)
Red food color (optional)
Cream or Strawberry Hard Sauce
Make paste of butter, spices and brown sugar.
Roll out pastry ⅛" thick; cut into eight (6") squares. Place apple in center of each; put marmalade (or jelly) in cavity, and spread spicy paste over each apple.
Moisten edges of pastry; bring points together over apple; seal sides firmly. Roll leftover pastry; cut into “streamers” to lay across tops of dumplings.
Place in greased 15½ X 10½ X 1" jelly roll pan or large baking dish; bake in moderate oven (375°) 30 minutes.
While apples are baking, make syrup of water, 1½ c. sugar and fruit juice; simmer to dissolve sugar. Pour over apples; bake 10 to 20 minutes more, basting frequently, to give attractive glaze. A little food color may be added to syrup. Serve warm with cream.