Baked Apple Dumplings

From1922:

Peel and core 5 or 6 cooking apples and fill the centre with currants, roll out ½ lb. of short crust paste thinly, and cut it into rounds nearly large enough to cover the apples. Place one in the centre of each round, wet the edges of the paste, and press gently to the top of the apple. Put them, joint parts downwards, on a baking sheet, and bake them 20 to 30 minutes in a moderately hot oven. When nearly done, brush lightly over with water, sprinkle over with moist sugar, and return to the oven to finish baking. Serve either hot or cold.