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From, "To Market, To Market...A Collection of Kentucky Recipes," published in cooperation with your Daily InBox Newsletter.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup plus 3 Tablespoons shortening
  • 3 cups sifted flour
  • 3 teaspoons salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons vinegar
  • 8 apples, peeled and cored
  • 1 cup red hot candies, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 cups water
  • 5 Tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon butter, divided

TO PREPARE:

1.  Cut shortening into flour and salt.
2.  Beat egg with water and vinegar.  Stir into flour mixture.
3.  Divide dough into 8 parts.  Roll each into 8-inch square.
4.  Place one apple in each square.  Fill each center with red hot candies, 1 Tablespoon sugar, and 1/2 teaspoon butter.  Seal pastry around each apple.
5.  Combine 1 cup sugar, 2 cups water, 4 Tablespoons butter, and 1/3 cup red hot candies and boil three minutes.
6.  Place apples in baking pan and pour syrup around dumplings.
7.  Bake.

Temperature:  425 degrees
Time: 40 minutes

SERVINGS:  
8

 
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