Baked Apple & Cranberries With Dumplings

Beth M.


Gala apples were getting old, and I craved a dessert, so I cored, peeled and chopped them, and combined them in a casserole with fresh cranberries. Warm desserts are so satisfying in October! Using what I had and not wishing to make a very sweet pudding, I used honey and a small amount of cinnamon and sugar. For texture, I added chopped walnuts and made dumplings with a packaged mix. My husband remarked that "it was very good." Now that's a welcome comment!

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Sweet apples and tart cranberries are always a yummy combo. This dessert isn't overly sweet but it is enough to satisfy your sweet tooth thanks to the honey and cinnamon. The dumplings are a biscuit type and go great with the apples. Delicious with whipped cream, but vanilla ice cream would be fab too. A perfect fall dessert!

Note: We had to add about 1 tbsp more of buttermilk to get the proper dumpling consistency. And, we thought 4 dumplings were a bit large for our dish so we opted to make 6.



gala apples, cored/peeled/sliced/chopped
1 c
cranberries, fresh whole, rinsed
2 Tbsp
butter, melted in 1/1/2 qt. size casserole
4 or 5 Tbsp
1 Tbsp
sugar cinnamon mixture (1 tbsp sugar, 1/4 tsp cinnamon)
1/2 c
walnuts, chopped


1 c
Bisquick mix; I used "low-fat mix"
4 Tbsp


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1Grease bottom of casserole dish; add chopped apples and spread cranberries.

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2Add walnuts.

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3Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar.

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4Drizzle honey over all.

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5Bake in 350 degree preheated oven about 25 minutes.

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6Then top with Bisquick mixture/dumplings, about four small dumplings.

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7Continue baking uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve hot with whipped cream on top.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Puddings
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Low Sodium
Other Tag: Quick & Easy