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Apple Dumplings Dessert Recipe

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I don’t know why these are called apple dumplings. They should be called your very own little apple pie! I kept seeing versions of this online and thought to myself “I need these, I really do”.

So with a visual and the idea that it’s a baked apple in a pastry, I decided to see what I could come up with. It had to be simple of course. After all, I’m trying to deliver simple and easy to follow recipes. I don’t think you’ll be disappointed with this one.

As far as I can tell apple dumplings originated in Pennsylvania. A typical breakfast food. Well if you dress it up a little and serve it with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream it’s a dessert. A pretty dessert that I would gladly serve to guests in my home. If you really wanted to dress it up, you could even drizzle a little caramel sauce over it. Just saying.

Let me tell you how easy it is to make so you can have some right away.

Apple Dumplings with Pie Crust

 
Fresh Honeycrisp Apples

Ingredients:

  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly. Small to medium size work best. I used Honey Crisp apples.
  • 1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust that contains two crusts. If you have more apples you want to use add another package of pie crust. One pie crust for each apple.
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Pinch Nutmeg
  • Butter, cut in half
  • Egg, beaten
  • Water
In a small bowl, add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix together.
 
Peel, core, and thinly slice your apples. I used my spiralizer attachment with my Kitchen Aid mixer, so this step took 2 minutes.
 
Coat apple pieces in cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg mixture.
 
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
 
Unroll 1 pie crust at a time. cut off round edges to make a square. Stack apple slices in center of pie shell.
 
 
pie crust

Autumn Apple Dessert

 
 
How to make apple dumplings
 
Add a half tablespoon of butter into the center of the apples and fold up your pie shell around the apple. Pinch together edges on top to secure. I added some decorative leaves to the top. They are very easy to do.
 
I used a leaf shape cookie cutter to cut the leaves out of the edge pieces of pie crust I cut away. With a knife score a line down the center and a few on each side, like a leaf. If you don’t have leaf cookie cutters, you can cut them freehand with a knife.
 
Pretty apple dumplings

Baked Apple Dessert

 
 
Place apple dumplings into a small baking dish.
 
In a small ramekin, beat one egg and add 1 tablespoon of water and mix together. With a pastry brush, brush all the surface areas of the apple dumplings.
 
Tip: If you’re doing the decorative leaves, first brush crust with egg wash then add the decorative leaves and brush top of leaves too. 
 
Place in preheated 325 degree oven and bake for 1 hour.
 
 
 
Let rest 15 minutes before serving. It is so good with a scoop of ice cream. I’m speaking from personal experience of course.
 
 
 
 
Baked Apple Dumplings

Serve your apple dumpling dessert with a scoop of delicious vanilla bean ice cream!

 
Apple dumpling with vanilla ice cream
Apple Dumplings Recipe - Easy
Featured at Full Plate Thursday
 
 
 
Yield: 2 Apple Desserts

Apple Dumplings Recipe

Apple Dumplings Recipe

Delicious baked apple dumplings with pie crust is a wonderful fall dessert.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 Apples, peeled, cored and sliced thinly. Small to medium size work best.
  • 1 package Refrigerated Pie Crust, contains two crusts. If you have more apples you want to use add another package of pie crust. One pie crust for each apple.
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Cinnamon
  • Pinch of Nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp. Butter, cut in half
  • 1 Egg, beaten
  • 1 tbsp. Water

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, add sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg and mix together.
  2. Next, peel, core, and thinly slice your apples. I used my spiralizer attachment with my Kitchen Aid mixer, so this step took 2 minutes.
    Next, coat apple pieces in cinnamon, sugar, and nutmeg mixture.
  3. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  4. Next, unroll 1 pie crust at a time. cut off round edges to make a square. Stack apple slices in center of pie shell. Next, add a half tablespoon of butter into the center of the apples and fold up your pie shell around the apple. Pinch together edges on top to secure.
    Place apple dumplings into a small baking dish.
  5. In a small bowl, beat one egg and add 1 tablespoon of water and mix together. With a pastry brush, brush all the surface areas of the apple dumplings. Bake for 1 hour.
  6. Serve with a scoop of ice cream if desired.

Notes

I added some decorative leaves to the top. They are very easy to do.
To add optional leaves: I used a leaf shape cookie cutter to cut the leaves out of the edge pieces of pie crust I cut away. With a knife score a line down the center and a few on each side, like a leaf.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 400Total Fat: 75gSaturated Fat: 26gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 43gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 164mgCarbohydrates: 195gFiber: 20gSugar: 57gProtein: 19g

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Melissa Ruddy

Friday 16th of September 2016

So craving these right now! Can not wait to try this out. Thanks for sharing

Julia's Simply Southern

Saturday 17th of September 2016

You're welcome Melissa! I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Intelligent Domestications

Thursday 15th of September 2016

They are almost too pretty to eat! Yum! So glad you shared with us at Merry Monday.

Julia's Simply Southern

Friday 16th of September 2016

Thank you!

Miz Helen

Thursday 15th of September 2016

Congratulations!Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week! Hope you enjoy your new Red Plate and have a great day!Miz Helen

Julia's Simply Southern

Friday 16th of September 2016

Thank you Helen!

Miz Helen

Friday 9th of September 2016

Julia,Your Apple Dumplings are just beautiful and I am sure would be delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!Miz Helen