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  2. 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  3. 1 teaspoon salt

  4. 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

  5. 1 cup shortening

  6. 1/2 cup diced mixed dried fruit

  7. 2 tablespoons margarine or butter

  8. 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

  9. 6 small Golden Delicious apples -- (6 ounces each)

  10. 1 large egg -- beaten

  11. 6 whole cloves

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  1. In large bowl, mix flour, salt, and 2 tablespoons brown sugar. Withpastry blender or two knives used scissor-fashion, cut in shortening untilmixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in 5 to 6 tablespoons cold wateruntildough holds together; set aside. In small bowl, mix dried fruit, margarine,1/4 cup brown sugar, and 1 teaspoon cinnamon.

  2. Peel apples. With melon baller, remove cores but do not go all the waythrough to bottom. Press dried-fruit mixture into cavities. Preheat ovento400 degrees F. Grease 15 1/2" by 10 1/2" jellyroll pan.

  3. Reserve 1/3 cup dough. On floured surface, with floured rolling pin,rollout remaining dough, using a ruler to help shape dough into 21" by 15"

  4. rectangle. Cut dough into six 7-inch squares.

  5. On waxed paper, mix remaining 2 tablespoons brown sugar and 1/2 teaspooncinnamon. Roll an apple in sugar mixture. Center apple on a dough square;

  6. brush edges of dough with some beaten egg.

  7. Bring dough up over top of apple. Press to shape; seal edges. Placedumpling in jellyroll pan. Repeat to make 6 dumplings in all.

  8. Roll reserved dough 1/4 inch thick. Using knife, cut out as many leavesas possible. Score leaves with back of knife to make veins. Brushdumplingswith egg. Attach leaves; brush with egg. Press in cloves for stems. Bakedumplings 35 to 40 minutes, until pastry is golden and apples are tenderwhenpierced with knife.


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