1 11-oz pie crust mix or pie crust sticks, crumbled

1/4 cup cold water

6 small apples peeled and cored

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

Raisins, if desired


1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

3/4 cup water

1/4 cup margarine or butter


Heat oven to 400 F. To prepare pastry, stir pie crust mix and 1/4 cup water in large bowl until dough holds together. Shape dough into ball and flatten; smooth edges. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to make a 12 x 18 inch rectangle; cut into 6 6-inch squares.



Place apples on pastry squares. Combine suger, cinnamon and nutmeg; sprinkle 2 teaspoons in cavity of each apple. Add a few raisins. Moisten edges of pastry. Bring up corners to top of apple and pinch together. Seal edges together; place in 13 x 9 inch pan.

In saucepan, heat brown sugar, water and margarine to boiling. Pour over dumplings.

Bake at 400 F for 15 minutes; reduce temperature to 375 F and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until dumplings are golden brown. Spoon caramel sauce over doumplings.