6 medium apples
2 cups flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups water
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 cup butter
Preheat oven to 375 F degrees.
Peel and core apples.
Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt.
Cut in shortening until crumbs are size of small peas.
Sprinkle milk over mixture, and press crumbs together lightly, working dough only enough to hold it together.
Roll dough as for pastry, and cut into 6 squares.
Place an apple on each square and fold pastry to surround apple.
Place in a casserole dish.
Combine brown sugar, water, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a saucepan.
Cook for 5 minutes then remove from heat.
add butter and stir.
Pour sauce over dumplings.
Bake for 35 to 40 minutes, brush pastry with sauce twice during baking.