|Sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Water||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Red food coloring||10 Drop|
|Enriched flour||2 Cup (32 tbs), sifted|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Milk||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Apples||6 Medium, pared and cored|
Combine sugar, water, spices, and food coloring; bring to boiling.
Remove from heat; add butter.
Sift dry ingredients together; cut in shortening till mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
Add milk all at once and stir just until flour is moistened.
On lightly floured surface, roll to between 1/8 and 1/4 inch thick into 18x12 inch rectangle.
Cut into 6 inch squares.
Place whole apple in each square.
Sprinkle each apple generously with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; dot with butter.
Moisten edges of squares.
Fold corners to center and pinch edges together.
Place 1 inch apart in ungreased 11 1/2x 1 1/2 inch baking pan.
Pour the syrup over dumplings; sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375Â° 35 minutes, or till apples are done.
Serve warm with cream