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 large greased baking dish, about 11" X 15"; Bake in moderate oven (375°F.)30 minutes.
While apples are baking, make syrup of water, granulated sugar and fruit juice; simmer to dissolve sugar. Pour over apples; bake10 to 20 minutes more, basting frequently, to give attractive glaze. A little color may be added to syrup. Serve warm with cream or Strawberry Hard Sauce.