APPLE DUMPLINGS

Glaze:
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 cup water
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
3 tablespoons butter or margarine

Dough:
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
2/3 cup shortening
1/2 cup milk
6 large tart apples, peeled, cored
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
2 tablespoons sugar, divided
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

Place sugar, water, nutmeg and cinnamon in a saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and stir in butter; set aside.

In a large bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; cut in shortening until crumbly. Stir in milk. On a floured surface, roll out dough to a 24"x16" rectangle. Cut dough into 6 (8") squares. Place 1 tsp. butter, 1 tsp. sugar and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon in center of each apple. Fold dough around apples to cover completely. Place apples in a 13 x 9 x 2 baking dish. Pour hot glaze over apples.

Bake at 375? F. for 35 minutes or until apples are tender, basting occasionally with glaze. Serve warm.

Yield: 6 servings