Old-Fashioned Cinnamon Apple Dumplings

1 recipe for 2-crust pie
6 tart apples
6 Tbsp. gran. sugar
6 Tbsp. butter
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 c. butter
1 c. water
1/2 c. gran. sugar
1/3 c. red cinnamon sprinkles

Prepare pastry and roll 1/4-inch thick. Cut into 6 (6-inch) squares. Pare and core apples. Place an apple in center of each pastry square. Mix six tablespoons sugar, butter and cinnamon. Place two tablespoons in cavity of each apple. Pinch up opposite sides of each square. Moisten edges with water and seal securely. Prick pastry with fork in several places to allow steam to escape. Place apples in greased baking dish. Cook water, sugar, candies and butter to dissolve. Pour over dumplings. Bake in preheated 425° oven for 35-40 minutes. Use extra dough scraps to cut out leaf shapes and attach to each apple dumpling before baking. Moisten surface before attaching to apple. Serves six.

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