This is the recipe I use for apple dumplings. It came from an Amish lady in Lancaster, PA. I just wish I could remember her name.
I have 6 apples & I'm planning on making these real soon. These are not step by step instructions but maybe there's something here that will help you.
2 cups flour
2/3 cup shortening
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
2 cups brown sugar
2 cups water
1/4 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
6 apples peeled & cut in half
Instructions: DOUGH: Mix flour, baking powder, salt, & shortening. Add milk - enough to hold dough together.
SAUCE: Mix ingredients together in sauce pan over low heat.
DUMPLINGS: Roll out dough & cut into squares. Place 1 apple on each square. Wet edges of dough & press around apples.
Place dumplings in baking pan. Pour sauce over them & bake at 350* for 45 minutes.