Red Hot Apple Dumplings

You’ll Need:

2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup Crisco
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup granulated sugar, divided
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1 teaspoon cinnamon, divided
6 tart cooking apples

1 cup sugar
2 cups water
4 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon Red Hots candy

Procedures : Sift flour with salt. Make a paste of 1/4 cup of flour and 1/4 cup water.

Cut Crisco into remaining flour, then add flour paste. Mix thoroughly and divide into 6 parts. Roll each piece into 7- or 8-inch circles.

Peel apples and core. Set each apple in center of circle. In core hole, put 2 tablespoons sugar, 1 teaspoon butter, 6 Red Hots and a sprinkle of cinnamon. Fold up dough around each apple and seal tightly. Arrange in a 2-inch deep baking dish.

Make a syrup of sugar, water, butter and Red Hots; bring to a boil. Pour the syrup over dumplings in baking dish and bake at 425 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes. Baste the dumplings with the syrup several times while baking

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