I must confess. I have never eaten southern apple dumplings. I cannot tell you if they taste like these as the recipe title claims. I hope the originator of this recipe did not falsely advertise these golden, buttery, sweet morsels.
These are a crowd pleaser to be sure, and another great family project. All three of my kids thoroughly enjoyed making them with me. Hey, the snow around here is taller than some of us and it turned really cold the day we made them so it was a good indoor activity.