I make this at Thanksgiving and Christmas,and sometimes when I feel like a dumpling! Everyone just loves this super dish and wants the recipe.It will be really hard to ever make apple pie again after you taste this!
1place in med pot 2/12 c water along with 1/12 c sugar cinnamon mixture bring to a boil and turn down heat to med low while getting the dough made.
in lg bowl mix flour and salt then mix crisco in to make dough... roll out on floured surface. use butter knife to cut in 5"x 5" squares.(12)..spray 13x9 cake pan with non stick spray.. in the meantime mix your 6 tbs of sugar and cinnamon together. peel apples, core and half leaving a hole in the middle.. place the half on square, place sugar and cin mixture by tbs in hole then place a piece of butter on top of that ...fold corners towards middle an mash together.. easy so far huh? do all 12 the same way and place in pan..pour the boiling sugar and water mixture over dumplings, it should get thicker as it bakes.(like syrup)
2pre heat oven to 350 place on middle rack for 1 hr or until light golden brown. you should serve with ice cream MMMMMMMMMMM GOOD I promise it is not hard just a few more steps than (easy) lol but not hard at all and will be a Hugh Hit!! enjoy