Fresh Pear Dumplings
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Shortening/Lard||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Cold water||7 Tablespoon|
|Pears||6 Small, peeled and cored|
|Cream cheese||3 Ounce, softened (1 Package)|
|Chopped walnuts||2 Tablespoon, toasted|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Red cinnamon candies||1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)|
Stir together flour and salt.
Cut in shortening till pieces are size of small peas.
Sprinkle 1 tablespoon water over part of mixture; gently toss.
Push to side of bowl.
Repeat till all is moistened.
Form dough into ball.
On lightly floured surface roll out into a 21x14-inch rectangle; cut into six 7-inch squares.
Place one pear upright on center of each square.
Blend cream cheese and nuts.
Fill center of each pear with 1 tablespoon cheese mixture; sprinkle with 1 teaspoon sugar.
Moisten edges of each pastry square.
Fold corners of each square to center over pear; seal edges by pinching together.
Place in 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Combine 1 1/4 cups sugar, candies, and 1 1/2 cups water.
Cook and stir till dissolved.
Bring to boiling; add butter.
Pour over dumplings.
Bake in 400° oven for 35 to 40 minutes.