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July 3rd, 2006

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Apple Dumplings

From the Cement City Cookbook, 1922

Host and Moderator Jim Hatch asked about an 'old' Apple Dumpling recipe. Unlike today's versions which are usually made with pie crust surrounding the apple, the old ones were made with biscuit dough.


    1 quart flour

    1 heaping teaspoon Royal Baking Powder and a little salt.

Sift the above and mix with 1 tablespon lard and 1 of butter.

Add enough sweet milk to make a dough just stiff enough to handle.

Roll out 1/2 inch thick and cut into squares.

Prepare apples as for pie. Place a few apples on each square, add a little butter, vanilla and cinnamon to each. Fold corners together [shown above] and bake as you would pie. Serve with any pudding sauce.

The recipes in this book are a piece of living history. If you think times haven't changed much, take a look at the advertisment below - it is from the same cookbook.

By the way, the cherry on top of the apple dumpling in the photo is absolutely optional. ~ dlb

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