Pineapple Dumplings

1/2 cup water
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 teaspoon salt
1-1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine
One 20-ounce can crushed pineapple, reserving juice
1-1/2 cup water
2/3 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix first four ingredients into a soft dough and roll out into a thin rectangle. Drain can of pineapple dry, reserving juice. Mix pineapple 1/2 cup sugar, and 1/2 cup melted butter and spread onto dough jelly roll style. Roll into a roll and cut 1 inch slices. Place these slices into a 9 x l3 inch baking dish into which has been put the pineapple juice, 1/2 cup water, and 2/3 cup sugar. Bake in a 350 F oven 30-45 minutes or until the slices are browned on top. Serve hot.

Serves 6-12.

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Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana