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

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room For Dessert Recipe

31 Reasons Why There's Always Room for Dessert

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We all know that we have a second stomach. The one that magically appears just when we think we can't eat another bite and then get a glimpse at dessert....

34 Recipes That Prove Why Pumpkin Is Everything

34 Recipes That Prove Why Pumpkin Is Everything

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

Fall means it's pumpkin time! Breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert... can there be too much pumpkin? Not in our mind since pumpkin recipes can be sweet or savory. These 34 recipes...

Delicious Citrus Desserts For A Summer Treat Recipe

Delicious Citrus Desserts for a Summer Treat

Kitchen Crew

Tart and crisp a citrus dessert just screams summertime to me. I'll never pass up dessert, especially when they're packed with citrus flavor. Pucker up, because these Blue Ribbon desserts...