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pastry for 2 pie crusts
apples, peeled and cored
Pre-heat oven to 450 degrees.
Roll pastry slightly less than 1/8" thick.
Cut into seven inch squares.
Bring syrup ingredients to boil.
Put apple on center of each pastry square.
Fill with mixture of sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg.
Dot each with teaspoon of butter.
Bring points of pastry up over apple and overlap.
Place in a baking pan separated slightly and pour one cup of the hot syrup mixture around dumplings.
Bake at 425 degrees for 45 minutes.
Just before serving pour rest of warm syrup over dumplings and serve with the ice cream.
Variation: Peach Dumplings: use 3 large peaches, peeled and pitted (in place of apples).
Put peach half on center of each square and proceed as for apple dumplings above.