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Butterscotch Apple Dumplings


These are an old-time favorite!



  1. Combine flour with baking powder, salt and 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar.
  2. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
  3. Add milk, mixing until soft dough is formed.
  4. Knead dough on lightly floured board 1 minute.
  5. Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Grease a 9-inch square pan.
  6. Divide dough in half. Roll each half to 1/8 inch thickness and cut into two 5 x 5-inches. Place apple half on each square. Sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of combined sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Moisten edges of dough and bring corners up over apples, pressing edges together. Place in pan with joined edges on top.
  7. Mix together brown sugar, margarine and salt; add water, stir and bring to a boil.
  8. Pour over dumplings in pan
  9.  Bake for 45 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender.
  10. Serve warm.


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