Make a short pastry. Peel 4 apples, cut in halves and remove pips and core. Cut a piece of pastry and wrap each half of apple. Place in deep casserole or pie dish (allow for spreading). Sprinkle over 1 cup sugar. Then pour milk over until nearly covered. Bake in moderate oven 1 hour. The dumpling will be surrounded by a creamy sauce. Serve hot with cream.
Source: Mantle of Safety Cookbook 2 (The Port Augusta Women's Air Branch Auxillary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, c1987), p.112.