Apple dumplings are a signature dessert and a cultural staple in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, as well as many parts of the northeastern U.S. during the fall apple harvest season.

One of the large producers of apple dumplings and a supplier to festivals, fairs and for fundraising events is Achenbach’s Pastries on East Main Street in Leola, Pa. We visited with Achenbach’s at the end of October during their busy season of making apple dumplings.

Art Petrosemolo is a freelance correspondent and photojournalist in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.

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