Apple Dumplings

Pastry:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup shortening
4 1/2 Tbs ice water

Syrup:
1 cup water
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup butter

8 small Jonathan apples, peeled and cored
8 Tbs sugar
1 tsp cinnamon
4 tsp butter

For pastry: Sift flour and salt, cut in shortening and add water as necessary for pie crust like dough. Roll out as thin as possible in rectangle 16″ x 12″. Divide into 8 parts.

Place apple on each section of dough. Pull corners together. Into each apple hole put 1 Tsp sugar, pinch of cinnamon, and 1/2 tsp butter. Put in 9″ greased round pan.
Heat ingredients for syrup to boiling. Pour over apples. Bake at 400 degrees for 35-45 minutes.

Serves 8