Baked Apple Foldovers

What a way to bring those wonder autumn aromas to your guests’ noses!  The smell of Apple, cinnamon and pastry always brings about feelings of warmth and coziness.

  • 1 3/4 Cup water
  • 1 1/4 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 2 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 1/4 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 Cup shortening
  • 6 to 8 Tablespoons water
  • 6 small cooking apples

For the syrup, in a medium saucepan combine the 

  • 1 3/4 cup water
  • 1 Cup of Sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of the cinnamon, and
  • 1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

Simmer, covered, for 5 minutes.  Remove saucepan from heat stir in the butter or margarine.

For pastry combine

Flour and salt.  Cut in shortening till pieces are size of small peas.  Add water, a little at a time, mixing till all is moistened.

Form dough into a ball.  On a lightly floured surface, roll dough into a 18X12 inch rectangle; cut into six 6 inch squares

Peel and core apples.  Place an apple on each pastry square.  Combine remaining sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg; sprinkle over fruit.

Moisten edges of pastry with water; fold corners to center atop apples.  Pinch to seal.  

Place dumplings in an 11X7X1 1/2 inch baking pan.  Pour syrup over dumplings.
Bake in a 375 degree oven about 45 minutes or till fruit is tender and pastry is brown.  

To serve, spoon syrup over dumplings and if desired, serve with ice cream.  

Makes 6 servings.

Substitutions: Peach halves may be substituted for the cored apples.

595 calories each.  

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