- Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add milk, a little at a time, stirring until dough clings together. Form into a ball. Divide dough into 6 pieces. On a floured work surface, roll each piece into a 7-inch round.
- In a large bowl combine apples, pecans (if desired) and 1/4 cup of the sugar. Top each dough round with 1 cup of the apple mixture. Moisten pastry edges with water; gather edges over apple filling to enclose completely. Pinch to seal. Place dumplings seam side down in a rectangular 2-quart baking dish; set aside.
- In a medium saucepan combine remaining 2 cups sugar, 2 cups water, butter, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg; bring to boiling. Carefully pour over dumplings. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden brown. Serve warm.
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Calories 763, Calories Fat 362, Total Fat 40g, Saturated Fat 12g, Cholesterol 21mg, Sodium 533mg, Carbohydrate 105g, Protein 6g
|Calories (fat) extra||48|
|Total Fat (extra)||63|
|Saturated Fat (extra)||66|
|Vitamin A (extra)||6|
|Vitamin C (extra)||10|