Apple Dumplings

Serves per dumpling

Apple Dumplings

You can make extra of these great desserts and freeze them right before the baking stage to pull out on a later date.

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  • 2 to 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 to 6 Granny Smith or other cooking apples, cored, peeled, and sliced
  • sugar, approximately 1/2 cup, for sprinkling apples
  • Cinnamon
  • Nutmeg
  • Butter, cut in small pieces
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 cups hot water
  • 1/4 cup margarine melted
  • Heavy cream or ice cream, optional


  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Gradually add milk, stirring to make soft dough.
  2. Roll dough into a 1/8" thick rectangle on a lightly floured surface then cut into 5-inch squares.
  3. Place 3 or 4 pieces of apple on each square. Sprinkle each with 2 teaspoons sugar and a sprinkling cinnamon and nutmeg then dot with butter.
  4. Moisten edges of each dumpling with water; bring corners to centre, pinching edges to seal.
  5. Place dumplings 1 inch apart in a lightly greased shallow baking dish.
  6. To make syrup, combine 2 cups sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 2 cups hot water and 1/4 cup butter or margarine; stir to dissolve sugar. Pour syrup over dumplings.
  7. Bake at 375° for 35 to 45 minutes, or until golden brown.
Recipe Type: Dessert


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt.

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Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. I like to cube the butter then use a pastry blender to make this task a bit easier.

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Gradually add milk mixing well.

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Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. To make the dough easier to work with split it in half.  Roll out into 1/8″ thick rectangle.

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Cut into 5″ squares.

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Peel, core and slice apples.

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Place 3-4 slices of apple on each square.

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Sprinkle with 2 tsp sugar,

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Then a pinch of cinnamon,  a pinch of nutmeg, and dot of butter.

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Moisten edge of dough with water.

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Bring corners to centre.

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Pinch edges together to seal.

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Place dumplings 1″ apart in greased baking dish.

To make syrup, melt margarine.

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Add sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, and hot water. Stir to dissolve.

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Pour over dumplings. Since I am only making 2 dumplings I will only use 1/6 of the syrup. You can change the amounts accordingly to your serving sizes. The full serving is for 12 dumplings.

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Bake in oven for 35-45 minutes until golden brown.

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Serve with heavy cream or ice cream.


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