Apple Dumplings

Apple Dumplings Recipe

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Andrea Frobel


This is a big hit with my family. And an extra-special treat since I don't make them very often.


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40 Min
45 Min


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  • 1 1/4 c
  • 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 3/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 2 1/4 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 2/3 c
  • 6
    small apples (granny smith is my favorite)

How to Make Apple Dumplings


  1. For syrup, mix 1 cup of the sugar (I use brown sugar sometimes), 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1/4 tsp nutmeg, and water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; stir in butter.
  2. For pastry, mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening till course crumbs form. Add 6-8 TBSP COLD water, a little at a time, mixing till moistened. Form into a ball. Roll into an 18X12-inch rectangle; cut into 6-inch squares.
  3. Peel and core apples. Place one apple on each pastry square. Combine remaining sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and sprinkle over fruit. Moisten edges of pastry; fold corners to center on top of fruit. Pinch to seal. Place in an 11X17X2-inch baking dish. Pour syrup over.
  4. Bake at 375F about 45 minutes or till fruit is tender and pastry is lightly browned.

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About Apple Dumplings

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts

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