First peel and core your apples. I've misplaced my corer and my mom thought it would be easier to just halve the apples. Don't do this because when you bake them they will fall apart. They will taste delicious but they won't be pretty. Roll your apple in a cinnamon and sugar mixture, then dot with butter and wrap in pastry.
Make a sauce of 1 cup sugar, 1 cup water, 1/2 t. cinnamon, and 1/4 t. nutmeg. Bring to a boil, stir until sugar is dissolved. Remove from heat and add 2 T. butter
Place your dumplings in a 9 x 13 and pour sauce over. If you're feeling artsy you can make pastry leaves and poke the apple stems back in. But if you do this be aware that the menfolk may not understand and will likely ask questions. Bake at 375 for 35 minutes. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and enjoy!