Make the dough as for biscuit. Pat and roll out ¼ inch thick. Cut into 4 in. squares. Place in the center of each square an apple or other fruit, sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon or nutmeg. If the fruit is hard, first steam 5 to 10 minutes. Moisten the edges of the dough with cold water, fold so that the corners meet and the fruit is covered, press the edges together. Place in a greased pan and bake in a hot oven about 20 minutes.
The dumplings may be steamed by placing them in a buttered steamer and cooking over boiling water ½ hour. Serve with cream or a sweet sauce.