"Apple Dumpling" Cinnamon Rolls

Carole F


I found a couple of my long lost small paperback cookbooks that I had purchased sometime back in the 90's...I couldn't believe my eyes when I found them. In finding them I have found a treasure of goodies in these two little books. I had this particular recipes marked to try...never did because I misplaced the books before I could make this particular recipe. In finding these treasures I got a chance to make one of the recipes about 2 months ago...was I pleasantly surprised. These apple dumplings are more like cinnamon rolls so that is why I decided to change the name to the above title...I will tell you this, these are out of this world delicious, bet you can't eat just one...I double dog dare ya!!

I am posting what the description in the cookbook shares about the apple dumplings..."These are not your typical dumplings. They look like cinnamon rolls, but really are pastry wrapped and rolled like a cinnamon roll with a shredded apple filling."


★★★★☆ 3 votes

30 Min
1 Hr


  • SAUCE:

  • 2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 c
  • 1/4 c
    margarine or butter
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
  • DOUGH:

  • 2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 c
  • 2/3 c

  • 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 3 c
    shredded, peeled granny smith apples (3-4 medium)

How to Make "Apple Dumpling" Cinnamon Rolls


  1. For sauce, in a large saucepan, combine 2 cups sugar, the water, margarine, 1/4 t. each of cinnamon and nutmeg. Bring to boiling and boil for 5 minutes; set aside (should have about 2 cups of sauce).
  2. For dough, in a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Using a pastry blender, cut in shortening until pea-size. Make well in center. Add milk all at once. Stir just until moistened. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface 10-12 strokes or until nearly smooth. Roll out to 12X10 inch rectangle.
  3. For filling, combine 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 t. cinnamon; set aside. Sprinkle apples evenly over dough. Sprinkle with sugar mixture. Roll dough into spiral starting from a long side. Pinch seam to seal. Cut into twelve 1-inch thick pieces. Pour sauce over dumplings. Bake in a 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes or until golden brown. Serves 12...Enjoy!
  4. This recipe could be made with peaches, diced finely or pears. It would also be awesome with whipping cream or ice cream to top it off! YUM May add walnuts if desired...

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