In a large bowl
, combine the flour
and salt. Using a pastry blender
, cut in shortening until pieces are the size of small peas. In a small bowl, combine egg, the 1/4 cup cold water and vinegar
. Stir egg mixture into flour mixture until all of the dough is moistened. Form dough into a ball. Cover and let rest for 10 minutes. (Dough will be slightly sticky.)
Divide dough in half. Turn one portion dough out onto a well-floured surface. Roll to form a 12x12-inch square. Using pastry wheel or sharp knife, cut into four 6-inch squares.
Peel and core 4 apples. Place an apple on each pastry square. Fold corners to center over apple. Pinch edges to seal. Place dumplings in a greased 15x10x1-inch baking pan
. Repeat with remaining pastry and apples.
Meanwhile, for caramel sauce:
Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 45 to 50 minutes or until apples are tender and pastry is golden brown. Cool at least 10 minutes.
In a medium saucepan, combine brown sugar, butter, 2/3 cup whipping cream, and corn syrup. Bring to boiling, stirring occasionally; reduce heat to medium. Boil gently, uncovered, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vanilla. Transfer to a bowl; cover and set aside to cool slightly. Makes 8 servings.
To serve, in a chilled small bowl, whip 1/3 cup cream to soft peaks. Serve warm dumplings with caramel sauce and whipped cream.
cal. (kcal) 790,
Fat, total (g) 54,
chol. (mg) 98,
sat. fat (g) 22,
carb. (g) 70,
Monosaturated fat (g) 16,
Polyunsaturated fat (g) 9,
Trans fatty acid (g) 4,
fiber (g) 2,
sugar (g) 30,
pro. (g) 7,
vit. A (IU) 826.03,
vit. C (mg) 3.54,
Thiamin (mg) 0.4,
Riboflavin (mg) 0.33,
Niacin (mg) 2.76,
Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.08,
Folate (µg) 92.73,
Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (µg) 0.18,
sodium (mg) 401,
Potassium (mg) 192,
calcium (mg) 60.58,
iron (mg) 2.52,
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet