These king-size, individual fruit-filled dumplings make a filling dessert. Serve them following a lighter meal so you can savor each delicious bite.

Source: Midwest Living
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Apple Dumplings

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Directions

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  • In a saucepan, combine the apples and apple cider. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 5 to 7 minutes or until just tender.

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  • Stir in the corn syrup, sugar, cinnamon, and vanilla. Combine the melted butter or margarine and the cornstarch. Stir into mixture in saucepan.

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  • Cook and stir the mixture over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Remove from heat.

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  • Prepare pastry. Roll out 2/3 of the pastry to form a 15-inch square. Cut into four 7-inch circles. Ease pastry circles into four 10-ounce custard cups or baking dishes. Do not trim edges. Roll out remaining pastry to an 11-inch square. Cut into four 5-inch circles for top crusts.

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  • Fill each pastry-lined dish with 1/4 of the hot apple mixture. Top with remaining crust, cutting slits for steam to escape. Fold extra pastry under bottom crust and seal. Flute edges.

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  • Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 35 to 40 minutes or until crusts are golden. Cool slightly on wire rack. Serve the dumplings warm. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts (Apple Dumplings)

894 calories; total fat 47g; saturated fat 15g; polyunsaturated fat 10g; monounsaturated fat 20g; cholesterol 32mg; sodium 444mg; potassium 275mg; carbohydrates 116g; fiber 5g; sugar 63g; protein 6g; vitamin a 437IU; vitamin c 5mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 4mg; vitamin b6mg; folate 109mcg; vitamin b12mcg; calcium 40mg; iron 3mg.

Pastry for Double-Crust Pie

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  • In a mixing bowl, stir together flour and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pieces are pea-size. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of the water over part of the mixture; gently toss with a fork. Push moistened dough to the side of the bowl. Repeat moistening dough, using 1 tablespoon of the water at a time, until all the dough is moistened. Divide dough in half. Form each half into a ball.

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