Apple Dumplings

Pie dough (homemade or refrigerated)
8 medium tart apples, cored, peeled
8 tsp butter
9 tsp cinnamon sugar divided

Sauce:
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.

Serve warm

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