Sweet, pink apples topped with biscuit-like dumplings. This was my favorite dessert when I was a child, and I still love it. Fall is not fall if I don't make it. Serve it warm with ice cream or heavy cream.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
50 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a 9x12-inch baking dish. Arrange apple slices in the bottom of the prepared baking dish.

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  • Stir 2 1/2 cups white sugar, water, and food coloring together in a saucepan; bring to a boil and cook until mixture reduces to a thick pink syrup, about 10 minutes. Pour syrup over apples.

  • Melt butter in the same saucepan over medium heat; stir 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon into butter until dissolved. Remove from heat.

  • Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together in a bowl. Cut shortening into flour mixture using two knives or a pastry cutter until mixture has the consistency of coarse crumbs. Stir milk into shortening mixture until a soft dough comes together.

  • Drop dough by the tablespoonful over apples; lightly press the back of a spoon onto each "puff" of dough to form a small dent. Spoon about 1 teaspoon of butter-cinnamon-sugar mixture into each dent.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until dough puffs and apples are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

572 calories; protein 5g 10% DV; carbohydrates 110.4g 36% DV; fat 14g 22% DV; cholesterol 13.9mg 5% DV; sodium 374mg 15% DV. Full Nutrition