*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                Baked Apple Dumplings with Cranberry Filling
 
 Recipe By     : Family Circle 9/17/96
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:30
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   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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      1/2  c             sour cream
      1/2  c             brown sugar -- packed
      1/3  c             dried cranberries
      1/2  tsp           grated orange peel
    6      med           Golden Delicious apples
    1                    double crust pie pastry
      1/4  c             milk
    6      tsp           granulated sugar
 
 Heat oven to 425.  Combine sour cream, sugar, cranberries and orange peel.
 Core apples, making a hole with 1 1/4-inch diameter.  Do not cut through
 bottom; do not peel.
 
 Divide pastry into 6 equal pieces.  On a well-floured board, roll out one
 peice into 9-inch square.  Lightly brush dough with water.  Set apple in
 center of dough.  Fill with sour cream mixture.  Gather up corners of pastry
 and bring together at top, forming a decorative twist; cut off excess pastry
 and reserve.  Press pastry to smoothly encase apple.  Pinch each of the 4
 flaps of excess dough to seal.  Trim to 1/2-inch width, following curve of
 apple; reserve excess pastry.  Press seams against apple.  Refrigerate while
 wrapping remaining apples.
 
 Brush a dumpling with milk.  Sprinkle with 1 teas sugar.  Set on baking sheet.
 Repeat with remaining dumplings.  Place 2 inches apart on sheet.  Prick dough
 in several places with fork, not piercing apple skin.
 
 If desired, roll out excess dough.  Cut out decorative leaves.  Attach to
 dumpling with water.  Bake in 425 oven for 30 minutes or until apples are
 tender and pastry is golden brown.  Serve warm.
 
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