Old-Time Apple Dumplings

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Appears in

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

Farm Journal’s Country Cookbook

By Nell B. Nichols

Published 1972

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Apples wear jackets of baking powder biscuit dough instead of pastry


  • 2 c. sifted flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ c. shortening
  • c. milk
  • 6 baking apples
  • c. sugar
  • ¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tblsp. butter or regular margarine
  • Milk (for tops)
  • Sweet-Sour Sauce


  • Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening. Stir in milk; mix until soft dough is formed.
  • Turn out on board and knead lightly. Roll ⅛" thick. Cut dough into 6 squares.
  • Peel and core apples. Place an apple on each square of dough. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle into center of each apple. Add ½ tsp. butter to each.
  • Moisten edges of dough and press comers up over apples; brush with milk. Place in greased baking pan.
  • Bake in moderate oven (350°) 30 minutes. Serve with Sweet-Sour Sauce.