Pie dough (homemade or refrigerated)
8 medium tart apples, cored, peeled
8 tsp butter
9 tsp cinnamon sugar divided
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
1 cup water
1/2 cup butter, cubed
Divide dough into 8 portions - roll each portion between two lightly floured sheets of waxed paper into a 7 inch square
Place apple on each square
Place 1 tsp butter and 1 tsp cinnamon sugar in center of each apple
gently bring up corners of pastry to each center; pinch edges to seal
if desired cut out apple leaves and stems for dough scraps; attach to dumplings with water
place in a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch baking dish
sprinkle with remaining cinnamon sugar
In large saucepan, combine sauce ingredients. Bring just to boil, stirring until blended. Pour over apples.
Bake at 350 for 50-55 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown - basting occasionally with sauce.