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Apple Dumplings
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 30 mins

These apple dumplings are made with simple, wholesome ingredients. Soft, spiced apples wrapped in tender pastry & baked in a luscious brown sugar sauce.

Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple dumpling recipe, apple dumplings, how to make apple dumplings
Servings: 8
Calories: 587 kcal
For the dumplings
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold
  • 1/4 cup milk (I used 2%)
  • 2 apples (I like Granny Smith or Honeycrisp)
For the sauce
To make the dumplings
  1. Place the flour, baking powder, and salt in the bowl of a food processor and pulse to combine.

  2. Add the cold butter, and pulse the mixture until it resembles coarse meal.

  3. With the food processor running on low speed, drizzle in the milk until the dough gathers itself into a ball.

  4. Form the dough into a disc, wrap it tightly, and chill in the refrigerator.

  5. Peel, core, and cut the apples into eighths.

  6. Roll the dough out to a rough rectangle shape, about 15-inches x 10-inches.

  7. Cut into 16 long, skinny triangles, wrap each around a wedge of apple, and place the dumplings in a 2.5-quart baking dish.

To make the sauce
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. Place the butter, brown sugar, cinnamon, and salt in a small saucepan, and cook over low heat until bubbling and slightly thickened.

  3. Pour the sauce over the dumplings, and then drizzle the apple cider all around the bottom of the baking dish.

  4. Bake the dumplings for 50 to 60 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown and the apples are soft.

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Apple Dumplings
Amount Per Serving (2 dumplings)
Calories 587 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Cholesterol 99mg33%
Sodium 455mg20%
Potassium 259mg7%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 34g38%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 1183IU24%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 97mg10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.