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.
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.