Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings Recipe

Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings Recipe

Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings Recipe

These are the apple dumplings my grandmother used to make: warm, flaky, apple-y sweet, and drizzled with a sauce baked right with them. They aren’t difficult to make, just a little time-consuming.

  • Preparation Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hrs
  • Total Time: 1 hrs 30 minutes

Ingredients for making Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings Recipe

  • 1 recipe pastry for double-crust pie
  • 6 large Granny Smith apples, peeled and cored
  • ½ cup butter
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions for making Old-Fashioned Apple Dumplings Recipe

  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Butter a 9×13-inch pan.
  2. Roll pastry into a 24×16-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut into six 8-inch squares. Place an apple on each pastry square with the cored opening facing upward.
  3. Cut butter into 8 pieces; place 1 piece in the opening of each apple; reserve the remaining butter for sauce.
  4. Divide brown sugar between apples, poking some inside each cored opening and the rest around the base of each apple. Sprinkle cinnamon and nutmeg over apples.
  5. Using slightly wet fingertips, bring one corner of the pastry square up to the top of the apple, then bring the opposite corner to the top and press together.
  6. Bring up the two remaining corners, and seal. Slightly pinch the dough at the sides to completely seal in the apple. Repeat with the remaining apples and place in the prepared baking dish.
  7. Combine water, white sugar, vanilla extract, and reserved butter in a large saucepan. Place over medium heat, and bring to a boil.
  8. Reduce the heat to low and simmer until sugar is dissolved, about 5 minutes. Carefully pour the sauce over the dumplings.
  9. Bake in the preheated oven for 50 to 60 minutes. Place each apple dumpling in a dessert bowl, and spoon some of the sauce over the top.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 899
  • Total Fat 35g
  • Saturated Fat 15g
  • Cholesterol 41mg
  • Sodium 434mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 148g
  • Dietary Fiber 7g
  • Total Sugars 115g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin C 11mg
  • Calcium 52mg
  • Iron 2mg
  • Potassium 319mg

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