Delicious fruit dumplings

Yield: 12 Servings

Measure Ingredient
2 cups Flour
1 tablespoon Balking powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 tablespoons Sugar
½ cup Shortening
¾ cup Milk
2 cups Water
2 cups Sugar
1 teaspoon Ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon Ground cloves
½ cup Butter
2½ cup Granny smith apple; shredded
1 cup Dried apricots; chopped
1 pack (3 oz) dried cranberries
½ cup Chopped pecans; toasted
Sweetened whipped cream

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Add milk, stirring just until dry ingredients are moistened. Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface; knead 3 or 4 times. Pat or roll dough to ½ inch thickness, shaping into a 12 x 8 inch rectangle. Bring 2 cups water and next 3 ingredients to a boil in a large saucepan; boil, stirring often, 5 minutes. Remove syrup from heat, and stir in butter. Combine apple and next 3 ingredients; sprinkle over dough. Roll up dough, jellyroll fashion, starting at a long side; press seam, and pinch ends to seal. Cut into 1 inch slices. Place slices in a lightly greased 13 x 9 inch pan; pour syrup over top. Bake at 425° for 35 to 40 minutes or until golden. Serve warm; top with whipped cream, if desired. Yield: 10 to 12 servings.

Recipe by: Southern Living-Oct 1997 Posted to TNT - Prodigy's Recipe Exchange Newsletter by LVFG53A@... (MRS IRA M DENNIS) on Sep 25, 1997

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