2 ⅔ cups sifted flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup shortening, chilled
½ cup cold water
6 baking apples, pared and cored
1/4 cup chopped nuts
1/4 cup raisins
1 cup brown sugar
⅓ cup water
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
Preheat oven to 425. Measure flour, salt and cheese into a bowl. Cut in shortening. Sprinkle in water 1 tablespoon at a time until flour is moistened. Do minimum amount of mixing. Roll pastry ⅛-inch thick in a 12×18-inch rectangle. Cut into 6-inch squares. Place one apple on each square and fill center of apple with mixture of nuts and raisins. Moisten corners of squares; bring opposite corners of pastry up over apple and press together. Prick pastry with fork. Place in an ungreased pan and bake for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, heat brown sugar, water, lemon juice and butter. Pour sauce over dumplings; lower oven temperature to 350 and continue baking until done above 30 to 40 longer. Baset several times with sauce during cooking.
1973 Curtin Publications, Inc., New York, N.Y. Printed in U.S.A.
My mom used to make these. It’s much easier using frozen puff pastry!