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baked apple & cranberries with dumplings

(2 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Beth M.
M.V. Island, MA

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!

Blue Ribbon Recipe

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!

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(2 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For baked apple & cranberries with dumplings

  • 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

How To Make baked apple & cranberries with dumplings

Test Kitchen Tips
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.
  • 1
    Grease bottom of casserole dish; add chopped apples and spread cranberries.
  • 2
    Add walnuts.
  • 3
    Sprinkle with cinnamon/sugar.
  • 4
    Drizzle honey over all.
  • 5
    Bake in 350 degree preheated oven about 25 minutes.
  • 6
    Then top with Bisquick mixture/dumplings, about four small dumplings.
  • 7
    Continue baking uncovered for 20 minutes. Serve hot with whipped cream on top.