Apple Dumplings

4
Gail Welch

By
@sugarshack

A great alternative to apple pie. I've been making these for over 30 years.

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
40 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • PIE DOUGH (OR USE YOUR FAVORITE PIE CRUST RECIPE)

  • 1 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 2 Tbsp
    shortening
  • 4 Tbsp
    butter, room temperature
  • 3-4 Tbsp
    ice water
  • APPLES

  • 6
    apples, medium size
  • 2 c
    pineapple juice, unsweetened or apple juice
  • 1/2 c
    sugar minus 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1 Tbsp
    butter, cut into 6 pieces
  • SYRUP:

  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 tsp
    cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    nutmeg
  • 1/2 stick
    butter
  • 2 c
    water
  • 2 dash(es)
    salt

How to Make Apple Dumplings

Step-by-Step

  1. Wash, peel and core apples. Place in large bowl and pour pineapple juice over apples. Let soak. (If you want to leave peeling on just wash and core)
  2. Prepare Pie dough and chill. Combine flour and salt; cut in shortening. Cut 4 tablespoons butter into small pieces and add to flour mixture. Stir in only enough ice water to moisten flour. Form dough into ball. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes.
  3. Make syrup: Mix together all ingredients Except butter; bring to a boil and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in 1/2 stick butter.
  4. Mix 1/2 cup sugar together with spice- 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg. Remove apples from juice and roll apples in mix or lightly sprinkle sugar mixture over apples. Reserving the remaining mixture.
  5. Roll out dough onto floured surface into rectangle and cut into 6 (6-inch) squares. (Parchment paper works great-no sticking) Place apple in center of each square and fill Each core with 1 teaspoonful of remaining sugar and spice mixture. Place 1/6 tablespoon piece of butter into each apple.
  6. Moisten edges of each dough square and fold each corner to the top. Pinch the edges to seal. (Or mold dough around each apple)
  7. Place apples in buttered baking dish then pour syrup over apples. Bake at 375F degrees for 35-40 minutes.(Basting with syrup occasionally during baking) Place in soup bowl and pour syrup from pan over top. Best served warm.
  8. Note: May use ready made roll out pie crust (Pillsbury) instead of homemade. This is a big time saver.

Printable Recipe Card

About Apple Dumplings

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American




Show 10 Comments & Reviews

7 Must-make Pumpkin Pie Recipes

7 Must-Make Pumpkin Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Packed with pumpkin flavor, here are 7 must-make pumpkin pie recipes your family will fall in love with.

Apple Pie Bites Recipe

Apple Pie Bites

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

These apple pie bites are such an easy fall dessert recipe! Basically little drops of apple pie heaven! Click here for the Apple Drops (apple pie bites) recipe!

24 Homemade Apple Pie Recipes

24 Homemade Apple Pie Recipes

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Slice into one of these 24 awesome homemade apple pie recipes and have a sweet celebration.