Homemade Apple Dumpling


Apple dumplings are similar to apple pie. Instead of being baked in a pie crust, however, the apple pieces are individually wrapped in dough and cooked. As they cook, the sugar and cinnamon create syrup at the base of the dumplings that can be poured over them when served. Adding whipped cream or vanilla ice cream will make this dessert extra special.

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.

Step 2

Add the flour and salt to the bowl. Cut the butter into the flour with a pastry cutter until they are the size of peas. Sprinkle the mixture with cold water until it is moist and gather it into a ball. Flour a flat surface and roll out the dough into a rectangle that is 14 x 21 inches. Cut the rectangle into six 7 x 7 inch squares.

Step 3

Core, peel and cut up the apples into thick slices, about 1 to 2 inches thick. Place them in a bowl. Add the sugar and cinnamon to the bowl and mix them together until they are combined.

Step 4

Spoon equal portions the mixture into pastry squares. Wrap the pastry squares around the apple mixture, pinching the top corners together.

Step 5

Spray the baking pan and place the apple dumplings on the pan, about 1 to 2 inches apart. Cover the pan with tin foil and bake for about 40 minutes or until the apples are cooked and the crust is golden brown.

Step 6

Spoon the syrup created while baking over the apple dumplings and serve.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons cold butter
  • 4 to 5 tablespoons cold water
  • 6 baking apples
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 13 x 9 pan
  • 2 bowls
  • Pastry cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Cooking spray
  • Tin foil


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Hollan Johnson is a freelance writer for many online publications including Garden Guides and eHow. She is also a contributing editor for Brighthub. She has been writing freelance since 2008 and her interests are travel, gardening, sewing, and Mac computers. Prior to freelance writing, Johnson taught English in Japan. Johnson has a Bachelor of Arts in linguistics from the University of Las Vegas, Nevada.