|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Water||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Red food coloring||2 Drop|
|Apples/3 apples, pared and sliced||6 , pared and cored|
|Flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)|
|Milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
Combine sugar, water, cinnamon, nutmeg, food coloring; bring to boil.
Sift together dry ingredients; cut in shortening.
Add milk all at once and stir until moistened.
Roll 1/4 inch thick and cut into 6 inch squares.
Place apple in center of each pastry square.
Sprinkle apple generously with sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg; dot with butter.
Fold corners to center and pinch edges together.
Place 1 inch apart in a greased 11 x 7 x 1 1/2" pan.
Spoon syrup over dumplings.
Bake at 375°F for 35 minutes.
Serve hot with ice cream or top with a dab of tart red jelly.