I have been searching for this type of recipe for years. A coworker told me her mother use to make apple dumplings in boiling water. I had never heard of that before. Today, I discovered this recipe. Being from the North, I didn't go far enough South in the past, and was unsuccessful to find it. I thought I would find it in Georgia. But I didn't. I'm delighted to have come across this recipe today. Thanks for posting this very old deep Southern recipe from the past of the bayou!