Graham Cracker Crust

Preheat oven to 375°. Combine 1 1⁄2 cups (18 cracker) fine graham cracker crumbs, 1⁄4 cup melted butter or margarine. Mix well. Press firmly in clean 9′ pie plate. Bake at 375° about 8 minutes. If you prefer and unbaked crust, chill crust until set (about 45 minutes), then add filling.

Apple Dumplings

1 1⁄3 cup flour

1 1⁄2 tsp. baking powder

1⁄4 tsp. salt

  • sift these 3 together.

1.3 cups shortening

  • cut in to the first 3 ingredients.

1⁄4 cup milk

  • Add and blend into a soft dough. Roll into a 12-inch square and cut into 4 squares.

4 apples, cored and peeled

  • Place one in each square.

4 tbsp. brown sugar

4 tbsp. granulated sugar

  • Put 1 tbsp. each brown and white sugar into the core opening and over each apple, top with butter and sprinkle with cinnamon. Bring up corners of dough and press to hold. Pinch edges together.

1 cup sugar

1⁄2 cup water

1⁄2 tsp. cinnamon

  • Combine and boil 5 minutes. Place apple dumplings in buttered baking dish, pour in syrup, and bake at 400° for 30-35 minutes, until apples are tender and dough browned.

Note: Baking time will vary depending on altitude and your oven (could take up to an hour)