Apple Walnut Dumplings
2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 cups water
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp Watkins cinnamon
2 tsp Watkins baking powder
1/4 tsp Watkins nutmeg
3/4 cup shortening
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
3/4 cup milk
Combine sugar, water, cinnamon and nutmeg in a medium saucepan.
Heat over medium heat until mixture becomes syrup; add butter.
Pare and core apples; cut into fourths.
Sift flour, salt, baking powder into bowl. Cut in shortening
with a pastry knife (or a regular table knife) until mixture becomes
crumbly. Add milk & Walnuts all at once and stir just until moistened.
Roll dough out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough into 6 - 5 inch
squares. Arrange 4 pieces of apple on each square and sprinkle
with additional sugar, cinnamon. Fold corners to center of each
square and pinch edges together to seal dumplings (make sure they are sealed
tightly and no apple is sticking out.
Place dumplings in buttered baking dish. Pour syrup over dumplings.
Baste dumplings with the syrup once or twice while baking.