These apple dumplings are made with simple, wholesome ingredients. Soft, spiced apples wrapped in tender pastry & baked in a luscious brown sugar sauce.
Place the flour, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine.
Add the cold butter, and pulse the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.
With the food processor running on low speed, drizzle in the milk until the dough gathers itself into a ball.
Form the dough into a disc, wrap it tightly, and chill in the refrigerator.
Peel, core, and cut the apples into eighths.
Roll the dough out to a rough rectangle shape, about 15-inches x 10-inches.
Cut into 16 long, skinny triangles, wrap each around a wedge of apple, and place the dumplings in a 2.5-quart baking dish.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
Place the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan, and cook over low heat until bubbling and slightly thickened.
Pour the sauce over the dumplings, and then drizzle the apple cider all around the bottom of the baking dish.
Bake the dumplings for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are soft.